In this post we’ll be taking a look at hazardous goods shipping containers, and just why shipping containers are perfect for transporting and storing these goods.


Firstly, hazardous goods are defined as:

“Substances or articles that pose a risk to people, property or the environment, due to their chemical or physical properties. They are usually classified with reference to their immediate risk.”

Some examples of commonly used hazardous goods include:

  • LPG
  • Paints
  • Acids
  • Pesticides
  • Petrol
  • And more...

Incidents involving any of these items often results in fires or explosions, and have a great potential to cause injuries, damage property and the surrounding environment. Unsafe use and handling of hazardous goods may also result in chemical burns, poisoning and other serious health issues, with death being the worst case scenario.

10 ft shipping containers for hazardous goods

Hazardous goods are widely used in industry, therefore it’s important these goods are stored, transported and handled safely to prevent harm to human life and wildlife.

Transporting hazardous goods is not as easy as transporting other types of cargo. Due to their harmful nature, governments from all over the world have put in place regulations to govern the storage, transportation and handling of these kinds of goods.

Shipping containers are preferred by most users of hazardous goods for transport as they are able to offer protection to the goods within, and also protect the environment from the hazardous items.

Why Shipping Containers Are Great for Hazardous Goods Storage

  1. Strength – Shipping containers are made strong so as to withstand the forces of nature and rough handling during transit. It is, therefore, logical to use them for highly sensitive cargo due to their proven ruggedness. Shipping containers will provide protection for hazardous goods against the elements of weather, sea water, pilferage and physical damage from knocks and shake at a minimal cost.
  2. Easy to modify – Modifying a shipping container for hazardous goods storage is easy compared to designing and constructing a new vessel for the job. It will cost less to modify a container in terms of money and time.
  3. Easy transportation – Due to the extensive amount of infrastructure available all over the world for handling and carrying shipping containers, transportation of containerised goods will be very easy. This is because hazardous -goods-shipping-containers do not require any special handling equipment as they are basically just regular containers with a few modifications. Containers will also allow easy intermodal transportation as they are suitable for both land and sea transport.
  4. Re-usability – Once the hazardous goods are taken out of storage, the shipping container can be converted back into a regular shipping container for purposes other than for storing hazardous items. It can also be used to store other dangerous goods instead of buying a new container every time you require secure storage for these kinds of goods.

Why Tiger Containers Hazardous Goods Shipping Containers Are Ideal

  1. Our containers meet all the Australian regulations in regard to hazardous goods storage and transportation.
  2. We use the latest designs, high-quality materials and excellent craftsmanship to come up with products that will maintain the integrity of your goods during storage.
  3. Due to our vast experience in this field, we are able to develop solutions for different types of hazardous goods from petrochemical storage to paint-thinners — you name it, we’ll make it.

Our specialised hazardous goods shipping containers are designed to protect the cargo inside as well as the environment outside.

At Tiger Containers specialise in hazardous goods container modifications and produce durable products that are built for safety. We are aware of how important it is to keep these kinds of goods secure and our containers are designed and engineered to provide maximum protection while meeting all Australian standards.


Give us a call today and chat with our expert staff about your hazardous goods requirements and options.

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