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Logistics - Govsales of MoD Surplus, Ex Army Military Vehicles

MoD Surplus vehicles and equipment for sale

We can provide a comprehensive worldwide freight forwarding service.

Exports to any part of the world are possible and our freight department can deal with any shipment of equipment whether its 1 item or 1000 items. We can offer land, sea, or air freight.

We can apply for and obtain any export licence dependent on restrictions and approval.

We are regularly importing and exporting vehicles in and out of the UK not to mention our operations within Europe.

We use a variety of different International shipping lines and transport companies so that we can obtain the most competitive rates available. 

We can also offer full loading and off loading facilities at our Misson depot. Loads from 500kg to 45,000kg can be handled with ease. Also our purpose built loading ramp has saved considerable time when turning loads around quickly.

Generally shipments go by road to UK ports including Tilbury, Felixstow, Immingham and Southampton but occasionally when time is a critical factor goods are air freighted out from the local airport (Robin Hood).

A recent example was the movement of several Hagglunds machines to Australia.

What is Ro-Ro

Most vehicles we sell are shipped using the Ro-Ro method

Ro-Ro is an acronym for Roll-on/roll-off. Roll-on/roll-off ships are vessels that are used to carry wheeled cargo.

The video opposite (Public Domain Footage) explains in more detail the shipping method and the vessels involved.

If you already have a shipment en route then you can track it using the link provided below:

  1. Shipping Containers
  2. 20ft Container
  3. 40ft Container
  4. 40ft HiCu Container
  5. Flat Racks

What are the external and internal dimensions of a standard shipping container?


Standard ISO dry containers are 7.8ft (2.30m) wide7.9ft (2.30m) in height, and come in two lengths: 20ft (5.90m) and 40ft (12.03m).  Shipping container type comes in three standard sizes: 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft high cube as well as open top and flat racks.

Shipping container being loaded with a BV206

Dimensions of a 20ft shipping container:

Container Size 20ft
Internal length 5.90m / 19.4ft
Internal width 2.30m / 7.8ft
Internal height 2.30m / 7.8ft
Tare weight 2,300kg / 5,071.5 lbs
Payload capacity 25,000kg / 55,126.9 lbs
Cubic capacity 33.2 m3 / 1,172 cu ft

Dimensions for a standard 40ft container:

Dimensions 40ft
Internal length 12.03m / 39.5ft
Internal width 2.30m / 7.9ft
Internal height 2.30m / 7.9ft
Tare weight 3,750kg / 8,268.8 lbs
Payload capacity 27,600kg / 61,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 67,7 cu m / 2,389 cu ft

Dimensions for the 40ft HC Container:

Dimensions 40ft HC 
Internal length 12.03m / 39.5ft
Internal width 2.40m / 7.9ft
Internal height 2.70m / 8.10ft
Tare weight 3,900kg / 8,598 lbs
Payload capacity 28,600kg / 63,052 lbs
Cubic capacity 76.3m3 / 2,694.5 cu ft

Flat rack containers don’t have a roof, or walls on their longer sides. This container type is ideal for loading odd shaped cargo including plant or vehicles.

Once cargo has been successfully loaded on the flat rack, it’s fastened down using lashing rings. Flat racks can carry loads of between 40,000 and 50,000 kgs!

Measure 20ft 40ft
Internal length 5.94m / 19ft 12.13m / 39.8ft
Internal width 2.35m / 7.7ft 2.40m / 7.9ft
Internal height 2.35m / 7.7ft 2.14m / 7ft
Tare weight 2,360kg / 5203.8 lbs 5,000kg / 11,025 lbs
Payload capacity 30,140kg / 66,458.7 lbs 40,000kg / 88,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 32.7 m3 / 1,154.3 cu ft 62.2 m3 / 2,195.7 cu ft - The UK's leading suppliers of ex. military vehicles

Our friendly staff will help you with everything from a quote to export

Call or email us now for a quote or if you have any questions - The UK's leading suppliers of ex. military vehicles

Our friendly staff will help you with everything from a quote to export

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