Loading Time and Renting Options for FCL
If you opt for a Live Load, the container is brought to you and you have 2 or 3 hours to load and secure the consignment before an hourly surcharge kicks in.
Less stressful is the Drop and Pack service where the container is left with you for an arranged time of 1 day to a week. It is a good option for people moving house abroad. It does cost more, though.
Containers are in use as temporary storage (or even as buildings) all over the country and can be bought or rented. If you want the flexibility of being able to hold a container for a longer period before sending it abroad, then speak to your freight forwarders and they will arrange it for you. Make sure you specify that it is for eventual shipping use because it must meet ISO specifications.