Energy Crane Services Logo

January 2023

How to Move a Shipping Container on your Property

Sewing machine unloaded

Moving a shipping container with a crane is important to ensure the safety of your property and those around you. Shipping container cranes are specifically designed to lift heavy objects safely and efficiently, so having one on hand makes moving your container a breeze. Furthermore, the crane can reach areas of your property that other machines may not be able to access, making it an even more invaluable tool for moving your container. With a crane on your property, you can rest assured that the process of moving your shipping container will be safe and stress-free.

What Makes Cranes Helpful?  

According to Safe Work Australia, a crane is defined as an item of plant intended for raising or lowering a load and moving it horizontally including the supporting structure of the crane and its foundations. It helps save time by eliminating the need for manual handling, which can be tiring and strain your body. Cranes are also safer than forklifts since they don't require workers to be in direct contact with the container.   

The most appropriate shipping container crane is the Franna Crane, as their compact size and maneuverability mean that they can easily fit into tight spaces, while their telescopic boom ensures maximum reach and precise placement of containers. This makes them ideal for use at docks, manufacturing sites, warehouses or construction projects where space is limited.  


Why Franna Cranes are the Best Cranes for Moving a Shipping Container  

Franna cranes are an invaluable asset for anyone who needs to move shipping containers on their property. They provide stability and safety when lifting large objects, making them well-suited for the job. In addition, they can reduce the need for manual labour and free up valuable time that could otherwise be spent on other tasks. With a range of sizes and capacities, you can find the right crane for your needs. As a result, you can ensure that all of your shipping containers are securely moved with minimal disruption to your operations. Investing in a Franna crane is the perfect way to streamline processes and get the job done quickly and efficiently, read on for more information on What a Franna Crane is and Its Uses 


What are the Steps Involved in Moving a Shipping Container?  

  1. Before you can move your shipping container with a Franna crane, you must ensure that the ground is level. If there are significant dips or rises on site, it may cause the container to shift during movement which can lead to serious safety issues.   

  1. Once the area is levelled, you need to ensure that the crane has enough room to maneuver without damaging any nearby structures or power lines. Your Franna crane operator should survey the area beforehand and plan out the route they will take to move the shipping container.  

  1. When ready to begin, the Franna crane operator should attach its hook to the corner of your shipping container and slowly start lifting it.  

  1. The crane should then move in a straight line, taking extra care to avoid obstacles. Once the container is in its desired location, the crane should lower it carefully, ensuring that there is no movement or shifting during this process.  


As part of our company’s commitment to safety, all of our Franna cranes are serviced and inspected regularly to ensure that it is functioning properly and fit for any job. We have been in the crane and transport industry for over 15 years, and we understand how important it is that Franna cranes are in the best condition. Here at Scope Cranes & Logistics, we have a fleet of high-quality, expertly maintained Franna cranes for hire for customers from Tweed Heads to Gympie and out to Toowoomba.  

For a free quote on our Franna hire services for your next project contact us today by giving us a call or filling out our online form.  

Sewing machine loaded
Want to talk about your specialist crane requirements? 
Contact today to discuss your next project and get a free quote.
Scope Cranes & Logistics Logo



Map Marker-altFont Awesome Free 5.0.6 by @fontawesome - License - (Icons: CC BY 4.0, Fonts: SIL OFL 1.1, Code: MIT License)

3B/420 Bilsen Road
Geebung, QLD 4034

PhoneFont Awesome Free 5.0.6 by @fontawesome - License - (Icons: CC BY 4.0, Fonts: SIL OFL 1.1, Code: MIT License)

© Scope Cranes & Logistics Designed By

iSeekplant logo

Fill out the form below for a free quote. Or call (07) 3865 2705.

Energy Crane Services Logo