So you’re an innovative entrepreneur and you have your sights set on revamping a shipping container into an office. You have liaised with the supplier and have made payments. There are still a few loose ends to tie before the delivery of your shipping container. In this article, we shed light on those loose ends to help you prepare prior to the delivery of your shipping container.
Liaising with the delivery driver
You need to discuss certain specifications relating to the delivery of your shipping container with your driver beforehand. These include:
- Ensure clear and unrestricted access for our vehicle/s at both the loading and offloading points. If this is not adhered to and the repositioning/delivery will not be carried out and a wasted trip charge of will be charged.
- A free site visit prior to the repositioning of the containers is offered if you are unsure of the clearance required for the moving of the containers to ensure no issues on the day of the move.
- We allow 1 hour for loading and 1 hour for offloading, thereafter standing time will be applicable.
- Rate does not include weekends and/or public holidays
- No specialized rigging is included in this quote.
- Rate does not include any abnormality.
- Rate subject to availability of vehicle/s.
- Cancellation fee will be charged if transport cancelled on day of delivery.
Prepare the ground where the shipping container will be placed
Next, you need to ensure that the ground for the shipping container has been appropriately prepared. Take into account that the container needs to be placed on solid, level ground. Remember to never place a container on a low lying foundation to allow for proper drainage. If you cannot install a cement, gravel or hard grass foundation, rather place your container on blocks of concrete, it works just as well.
Remember, if your container is being delivered to your home, be sure to clear out the path leading to the area where you want your container to be placed by removing all plants that may be in the way to ensure that the driver has enough space to maneuver the container in.