Whether you’re doing intermodal work or hauling shipping containers and other types of cargo-- you know the value of shipping container parts, locking pins, and accessories. A supply of spare parts readily available could mean the difference between delivering a load on time or having to waste time sitting on the side of the road waiting for an inconvenient problem can be remedied.
Mytee Products is proud to make a vast array of shipping containers parts and cargo control supplies available to our customers. From manual and dovetail twist locks to bridge fittings, Mytee Products has what you need to keep shipping containers safe and secure during transport. All of our shipping container parts, locking pins, and accessories are manufactured to the same high standards we apply to every other item in our inventory. If there is a part you don’t see on our site, feel free to reach out and we will see if it is possible to bring it in.
What are Shipping Containers and their Replacement Parts & Accessories
Shipping containers are large, internationally standardized cargo units, designed to easily transition between modes of transportation. Standard shipping containers can be transported via ship, barge, train, or flatbed truck. Thair replacement parts and accessories are used to secure and strengthen the container by using locks, connectors, stacking cones, d-rings, hooks, lashing rods, extension hooks, etc.
Using Shipping Containers as On-Site Storage
Shipping Container Ramps
If you’re using your container as on-site storage, it may be productive to use a forklift to move items to or from a shipping container. In that case, you’ll want to get a shipping container ramp.
Shipping container ramps let you drive up smoothly from the ground to the inside of the container, which slightly rose on standard end foundations.
Raised Container Foundations
It’s crucial to elevate fixed shipping containers to prevent any water damage on the bottom and to improve ventilation.
Raised foundations are ISO-standardized, so they’re compatible with every container. All eight corners of a shipping container have standard ends, called corner castings. Raised container foundations connect to the bottom side corner castings on fixed containers.
Transporting Shipping Containers Accessories
Categories of shipping container parts and accessories:
Shipping Container Locks
Our top of the line shipping container locks are used to lock stacked shipping containers in place, either securing one container to another or securing the bottommost shipping container to the chassis of the ship, barge, train, or flatbed.
Types of Container Locks
There are a few key differences among different types of locks.
Manual Locks: With manual locks, you latch the lock by twisting the lock bar by hand to latch it in place. All of our locks are left to right locking. Manual lock handles come in various shapes and have different types of grips.
Semi-Automatic Twist Locks: Semi-automatic twist locks are spring loaded. Once they’re inserted between the stacked containers, the spring releases. That force latches the lock, clamping the containers in place.
Shipping Container Mid locks: Shipping container mid locks are designed to secure two containers sitting side-by-side, rather than stacked containers. They’re made to pull together and latch containers horizontally, creating a stable row of shipping containers, rather than vertically.
Note: Manual twist and semi-automatic twist locks both fit into corner castings.
Container Bridge Fittings
Bridge fittings temporarily clamp storage containers together while you’re in the process of installing midlocks or other horizontal lashing devices.
Equipment and accessories to lift and stack the containers:
In order to lift and stack shipping containers, you’ll need some items, all of which can be purchased from Mytee Products:
- Stacking cones: Stacking cones are lashing units that fit exactly into the holes in the standard ends on each corner of a shipping container. They align shipping containers during transport, but they don’t lock them together.
- Lifting lugs: Lifting lugs lock into shipping containers horizontally so you can lift up the container by its sides. Lugs provide a loop you can run a crane cable or standard hook and chain sling through safely.
- Container hooks: These hooks are designed to directly lift shipping containers.
- Loading chains: Loading chain bridles are v-shaped, and have two 5-foot legs connected at an anchor point. The anchor point attaches to the crane, while the legs end on hooks made to attach to lifting logs or other attachments at the corners of the shipping container.
High Quality Shipping Container Parts and Hardware by Mytee Products
Mytee Products’ shipping container products are cost effective while maintaining high quality standards. They’re made of resilient, durable materials, and they have high working load limits and breaking capacities. You can rely on Mytee Products to safely and effectively transport shipping containers.
For more understanding on how to use shipping container parts & accessories please check our YouTube Video Playlist on Container Parts.