Fitting three cars into a container used to involve a long process of wooden supports and manpower. Today it is possible to fit up to six vehicles into one standard container using the innovative fitted metal racking service available from Consolidated Car Shipping.
Unsworth Global Logistics (UGL) and Consolidated Car Shipping (CCS) are the leading providers of this service in the UK providing the unique racking system to freight forwarders and automotive shippers. They have been using the racking to fit out containers in the UK, transporting high performance Tesla electric sports cars as well as BMW and Land Rover cars.
The racking, made available by CCS can be assembled inside any HC container by just two people. The entire process of loading four cars takes no more than 75 minutes. Removal companies regularly use the Consolidated Car Shipping service, as it allows extra storage space to be created by raising the vehicles up with the use of the racking.
Unsworth Global Logistics has been operating approved trained loading facilities at Felixstowe and Southampton ports since 2012. Among the recent vehicles they have moved are, Morgan sports cars for the prestigious Morgan Rally Championship and six Bugatti supercars valued at more than £16 million. According to Charles Hogg, a director of Unsworth Global Logistics, containerised shipping of vehicles is now more economical and safer using the service provided by Consolidated Car Shipping.
"This racking system is easy to use and offers users an endless combination of container transportation. It is more secure than using a RORO vessel and other forwarders can offer it to their clients as a value added service. We have recently moved a number of four-wheel drive vehicles to Iraq using the Consolidated Car Shipping service and managed to get four vehicles into one container. The bonus in using the service is that at destination the racking can be sent back to the supplier as either FCL or LCL."
Unsworth Global Logistics currently has just over 2,500 racking units accessible to use and with an estimated saving of more than two hours per container loading compared to wood, it is easy to see why the service is becoming so popular.