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Can shipping containers be stacked?

Yes, containers can be stacked, but there are rules to follow to do it secure and safely!

One great feature of shipping containers is that they can be stacked up to eight containers high, even when fully loaded. But of course, to do it safely, you have to follow a few simple rules.

  • Stack Containers with Corner Posts Aligned
  • Smaller Containers Go Under Bigger Containers
  • Secure Stacked Containers with Twist Locks

It is advised that containers of the same size are stacked since they will be more secure. There are companies out there that have equipment to handle stacking. Please consult an expert before attempting.