40ft Flat Rack Shipping Containers for Sale

Why Choose a 40ft Flat Rack Container?

40ft flat rack shipping containers are the perfect solution for transporting or storing oversized and irregularly shaped cargo that cannot fit into standard containers. These containers feature collapsible sides and a sturdy base, providing flexibility for various applications. At Shipping Containers of London, we offer a range of new and used 40ft flat rack containers to meet your specific needs.

Features and Benefits of 40ft Flat Rack Containers

Versatile Loading and Unloading

The 40ft flat rack container design allows for easy loading and unloading of large, heavy, or awkwardly shaped items using cranes or forklifts. The collapsible sides can be folded down to create a flat platform, making it simple to transport bulky cargo.

Durability and Strength

Constructed from high-quality steel, our 40ft flat rack containers are built to withstand harsh environments and heavy use. They provide a strong and stable base for transporting heavy equipment, machinery, and other oversized items.

Customisation Options

We offer various customisation options to tailor your flat rack container to your requirements, including additional lashing points, custom paint colours, and branding options.

Types of 40ft Flat Rack Containers Available

New 40ft Flat Rack Containers

Our new 40ft flat rack containers are ideal for businesses that require high-quality, reliable units. These containers are newly manufactured and meet the highest standards of durability and performance. Key features include:

  • Collapsible Sides: Easy to fold down for loading and unloading.
  • High-Quality Construction: Made from durable steel.
  • External Dimensions: 40ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 8ft 6in (H)
  • Internal Dimensions: 39ft 5in (L) x 7ft 8in (W)

Used 40ft Flat Rack Containers

For a more budget-friendly option, our used 40ft flat rack containers offer excellent value. These containers are carefully inspected and refurbished to ensure they meet high performance and reliability standards. Typical features include:

  • Collapsible Sides: Fold down to create a flat platform.
  • Durable Construction: Made from high-quality steel.
  • Customisation Options: Available to suit your specific needs.

Applications of 40ft Flat Rack Containers

Transporting Oversized Cargo

  • Heavy Machinery: Ideal for transporting large machinery and equipment.
  • Construction Materials: Perfect for oversized construction supplies such as pipes and beams.
  • Vehicles: Suitable for transporting vehicles and other large items.

Industrial and Commercial Use

  • Manufacturing Facilities: Transporting heavy equipment and machinery.
  • Construction Sites: Temporary storage and transport of large construction materials.
  • Logistics: Efficiently moving large, bulky goods.

Customisation Options

At Shipping Containers of London, we offer a variety of customisation options to tailor your 40ft flat rack container to your specific needs:

Security Enhancements

  • Additional Lashing Points: For securing cargo during transport.
  • Advanced Locking Mechanisms: Including digital locks and alarm systems.

Interior Modifications

  • Reinforced Flooring: To support heavy loads.
  • Lashing Rings: To secure cargo effectively.

Exterior Modifications

  • Custom Paint Colours: Match your container to your brand or personal preference.
  • Branding and Graphics: Add your company logo or other graphics to the container exterior.

How to Buy a 40ft Flat Rack Container

Purchasing a 40ft flat rack container from Shipping Containers of London is simple and straightforward. To start, visit our Container Quote page and request a customised quote. Our expert team is available to provide advice and support, ensuring you find the perfect container solution for your needs. Whether you're looking for a new or used container, we are here to help every step of the way.

What is a flat rack container?
A flat rack container is a specialised shipping container with a flatbed and end frames but no side walls or roof. It is used to transport oversized or irregularly shaped cargo.
What are the common uses of flat rack containers?
Flat rack containers are commonly used to transport heavy machinery, vehicles, construction equipment, large pipes, and other bulky goods that do not fit into standard containers.
What is the difference between fixed-end and collapsible flat rack containers?
Fixed-end flat rack containers have permanently attached end walls. In contrast, collapsible flat rack containers have end walls that can be folded down to save space when empty.
Can flat rack containers be stacked?
Yes, collapsible flat rack containers can be stacked when the end walls are folded down, making them efficient for storage and transportation when empty.
What is the maximum payload of a flat rack container?
The maximum payload capacity of a 20ft flat rack container typically ranges around 31,000 kg, subject to variation based on the specific design and manufacturer. Similarly, a 40ft flat rack container generally offers a maximum payload capacity of approximately 39,000 kg, although this figure may vary depending on the design and manufacturer.
Can flat rack containers be used for temporary structures?
Flat rack containers can create temporary structures such as bridges, walls, or platforms due to their strength and versatility.
Can flat rack containers be used for international transport?
Flat rack containers are designed for international transport, making them suitable for road, rail, and sea shipping
How do you handle oversized Cargo with a flat rack container?
Oversized Cargo can be loaded onto a flat rack container from the sides or top and secured using lashing points and other securing mechanisms.
Are flat rack containers suitable for heavy machinery transport?
Flat rack containers are ideal for transporting heavy machinery due to their open design and high load capacity.
Can flat rack containers be used for construction projects?
Yes, flat rack containers are often used in construction projects to transport large equipment and materials, and they can also be repurposed as temporary platforms or bridges.

With Shipping Containers of London, you get more than just a container – you get a commitment to quality, value, and customer satisfaction. Explore our 40ft flat rack container range today and discover why we are the trusted choice for individuals and businesses across London.