Flat Rack Shipping Containers

What sizes and conditions do Flat Rack Shipping Containers come in?

Flat Rack Shipping Containers – Size Dimensions

Shipping Container Dimensions for Flat RackDimensions & Sizes in Feet and Metres (ft. & m)
Shipping Containers Sizes 20 ft (6 m)40 ft (12 m)
External Dimensions for Flat Rack Container
Length External 20 ft (6.056 m) 40 ft (12.192 m)
Width External 8 ft (2.438 m) 8 ft (2.438 m)
Height External7.3 ft (2.213 m) 7.3 ft (2.213 m)
Weight of Flat Rack Shipping Container
Mass Gross Weight30,480 kg32,500 kg
Shipping Containers Available:20 ft (6 m)40 ft (12 m)

What are Flat Rack Shipping Containers used/ good for?

There are a variety of uses for Flat Rack shipping containers in commercial industries or for commercial shipping.

  • Transportation of Oddly Shaped Goods – There are many items that just do not fit inside a general purpose or even an open top shipping container. They are either too big, heavy or oddly shaped which is what makes collapsible end flat racks incredible innovations. Collapsible end flat rack shipping containers can carry the heaviest and largest items you need to ship. Flat rack shipping containers solved the biggest shipping problems and there are few items that are too big and too heavy to ship on a flat rack. Most collapsible end flat rack shipping containers ship items such as vehicles, trucks, boats, large sheets of metal, oversized pipes and logs or construction materials.

Can I hire or buy a Flat Rack Shipping Containers?

At Container Traders, you can purchase or hire a Flat Rack shipping container in a variety of sizes and variations. The flat rack shipping containers available are listed below:

New Flat Rack Shipping Containers:

Where can I hire or buy a Flat Rack Shipping Containers?

All of Container Traders’ shipping containers are shipped Australia wide, covering all the major capital cities such as Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Melbourne, Canberra, Central Coast, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Wollongong, and Coffs Harbour. If you would like an instant quote, fill in the ‘Instant Quote’ form provided above, or give our friendly team a call at 1300 89 89 70. Container Traders is your best bet!

What is a Flat Rack Shipping Container?

Flat rack shipping containers are innovation in the industry that makes it easy to ship any type of item, no matter how big it is. They are primarily used across the Australian industrial market for the relocation of large machinery, heavy industrial equipment, mining materials, and piping, steel and oversized or overweight vehicles.

There are three types of flat rack shipping containers: fixed end, collapsible ends and bolsters. Fixed end flat rack shipping containers have a floor and two fixed end walls but no side walls. Bolsters have no walls are simply just a sturdy platform. Collapsible end flat rack containers have a floor, no side walls and two end walls that can be folded or collapsed down, depending on whatever the container is shipping. Collapsible end flat rack shipping containers are the ideal solution for shipping over length cargo. Collapsible end flat rack containers are convenient to store because they can be collapsed and stored securely.

Flat Racks have a few different configurations. It is always best to discuss what you are hoping to use your flat rack for with the Container Traders team so we can ascertain to the best possible outcome for you.


  • Strong Loading Capacity
  • Lashing Rings which have a capacity to take up to 2000kg & 4000kg
  • Collapsible Ends
  • Solid Base – Made Tough
  • Timber or steel floors

Different Variations of Flat Rack Shipping Containers

At Container Traders, we feel it is important for you as our client to understand what quality and different type of variations in the industry of shipping containers are fit for your purpose. The different variations of flat rack shipping containers that we offer at Container Traders are provided below;

  • Flat Rack Fixed End with Timber Floor
  • Flat Rack Collapsible End with Timber Floor