Reidsteel can ship your project anywhere in the world.


From our four acre site in Christchurch, Dorset, we dispatch large steel structures such as our aircraft hangars, bridges and warehouses to all points of the globe.

Our shipping team is vastly experienced and their organisational skills always gets the job done.

They have a keen eye for detail that covers everything from a triple check process for the crating and loading of containers, to an understanding of documentation requirements – Should a problem arise it is dealt with in a calm and efficient manner.


40ft open top containers are the main stay of our business, as this means we can load steel members up to 11.9 metres long – For smaller steel below 5.85 metres long we can use 20ft open tops or 20ft GP containers.

All our export jobs are designed with this in mind – Everything needed to erect a REIDsteel structure is packed and delivered.

We have developed a sledge loading system for 20ft GP containers that makes them easier to load and allows for more options when it comes to planning container requirements.

We use both lines containers and for the more difficult areas of the world to reach we can purchase “shipper’s own/one tripper” containers on behalf of our clients.

shipping-04REIDsteel is heavily involved in the home market, but we also export bespoke productions to over 130 countries. Since 1919, we have supplied structures in places as varied as the Caribbean, Iceland and Africa.
In some of the most remote areas of the world, where infrastructure is limited, we are proud that REIDsteel structures are often the beginning for transport connections and bigger business opportunities.

shipping-05Currently, many shipping lines  reduce fuel costs by operating their vessels at reduced speeds.

For the heavy loads that REIDsteel export, this means being able to prioritise container loadings, meet customer requirements and plan the shipment in order to deliver on schedule.

shipping-06Small pieces are packed into crates or pallets, individually listed, numbered and labelled – every steel piece is identified by a ‘Mark N umber’ and has a label showing this and other production information.

We have a comprehensive system of listing and checks so each piece can be accounted for in accordance with our ISO 9001 system and European CE M ark compliance.

shipping-09Packing labels show the contract number, fabrication issue, assembly mark number, weight and the item number/quantity – in this example above it is denoting item 2 from a total of 6.