Once the decision has been made to go with a pack your own shipping container , you will need to consider what you intend to pack and what size shipping container you need to use to do your international move. Basically CargoMaster offers 3 types of shipping containers for simple international removals from Australia. Firstly you have the smallest option available a 20ft container which will hold a 3BRM house load of furniture (approx) your other option for bigger loads or a car too is a 40ft container or even a 40ft high cube container which is slightly higher than a standard 40′ container. When you consider a 20′ or 40′ container you will need to take into account where you intend to load it as a-lot of places will not fit a 40′ container due to the size, another consideration is overhead power lines near or on your property, the size of the street too. Alot of CargoMaster’s clients elect to have the container positioned on the street, to do this you will need to gain approval from your local council, most councils are very helpful and it is easy and inexpensive to do, a simple phone call to the council will normally do the job, they handle these inquiries all day long so it is not a lengthy process to get council approval to position a container at the front of your property for an international relocation. Plan B or the other back up option you have is to use one of CargoMasters packing yards in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Townsville, Mackay, Darwin and Burnie.CargoMaster will position the shipping container in there yard and all you need to do is take your stuff to the container and pack. You normally get about 10 days or so to pack the container so you don’t need to rush it, sit down and plan it all out, get advise from CargoMaster if you need it , CargoMaster has been moving containers all around the world so consider CargoMaster a genuine professional transportation company
Packing a self pack shipping container is relatively easy with plenty of tie down points in the container, try to use ratchet straps and rope remember to put things in plastic bags and distribute the weight evenly throughout the container. Make sure outdoor goods are clean with no soil or dust and pack towards the front of the container. Remember you will need to do a packing list as accurately as you can but don’t worry if its not item specific, the number of pieces recorded is an important piece of information that you will need to note on other shipping docs too.