Shipping Container Transport – What Does it Cost?


Shipping Container moving and hire in the North East of England

Need Shipping Container Transport?

Highway Logistics can safely transport a shipping container for you, with or without the use of a HIAB truck. Shipping container moving and hire in the North East of England.

Standard Moving

A standard container moving truck with a skeletal trailer will move your container, which can carry a combination of one 40′ container or two 20′ containers or a single 20′ container. You would be responsible for the off loading of on delivery. This is the cheapest method (per mile) to move a shipping container. This is also the best option if you are able to safely lift the container off the truck yourselves (if the container is to be left at the site) or if you can safely load the container whilst it sits on the back of the truck (in a few hours) before the container is then taken directly to a port or container terminal which is equipped to lift off the shipping container. Ordinarily the driver will wait with the truck whilst you load the container and they will drive direct to port (or final destination) once loaded.

HIAB lorry Moving

HIAB crane equipped vehicle is used to deliver and lift off your shipping container. These have a single crane arm. They are more expensive per mile to run that a truck without a crane attached but they are generally much cheaper than arranging a separate crane to to lift off your container. These hiab trucks have a single delivery arm and typically want to deliver the shipping container to either side of the truck.

What are the costs?

We operate within an industry where overheads are high (think expensive trucks and equipment, highly trained crane operators, road tax and rising fuel cost). Factors that influence shipping container transport costs include: 

  • The distance and time to transport the container
  • The types of vehicles which are required to lift or move the container
  • The flexibility available to get the job done

What you get in the price:

  • Highly trained drivers and crane operatives
  • Quality, up to date lifting equipment
  • Planning and tracking of jobs
  • Comprehensive Goods in Transit Insurance 

We asses every job individually, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a quote.

Shipping Container Hire

Highway Logistics can offer shipping containers for hire or rent. We have 20ft, 40ft shipping containers and storage containers for static storage. 

Whatever your temporary storage requirements, we stock a selection of standard sized storage containers available for hire. Whether it’s for commercial use such as site accommodation & container offices or domestic use, container hire is a cost-effective solution for a wide variety of projects. No matter what your storage requirements, our container hire service can help. With options available for long or short-term lease, and new and used storage containers for rent, you are given full flexibility over your storage solution.

We hire out containers to various business sectors including shop fitters, construction sites, retail and education. We also hold stock of all standard sized shipping containers at our depot. With Highway Logistics, you’ll have a wide variety of shipping containers available to rent, including 20ft containers, refrigerated container conversions and 40 ft container high cube alternatives.

Get in touch with Highway Logistics, we will be able to provide a very competitive price for shipping container hire needs.

Call Highway Logistics Today

Located in the North East of England, we serve the surrounding areas of Northumberland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesborough daily with quick response to the entire of the United Kingdom and Ireland. We can also offer transport to any UK port, including Teesport.


  1. From: NG33 5LY
    To: TA6 4SE
    No offload facilities so will need a hiab. Yard can take an 8 wheeler comfortably but might struggle with an artic.
    Size of container: 20′
    Gross Weight: 4.5t
    No urgent rush, it’ll get here when it gets here!

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