Shipping Container Lifting Equipment + Mobile Offices & Storage Units

Mobile Office, Storage Unit, & Container Moving Equipment

Are you looking for reliable container moving equipment? Whether you need a crane to move a shipping container, or a forklift, HIABs knuckle boom cranes, truck mounted forklifts, and hooklifts provide a safe and efficient way to transport containers, mobile offices, and storage units.

Container Lifting Crane

Container and Mobile Office lifts must be done with fluid movements and accurate placement to ensure optimum safety and lift execution. HIAB container cranes have been designed and built from the ground up to provide the best operation precision and load handling characteristics in their class. Cutting-edge technology allows the container lifting crane to have that industry leading precision, power, and control, ensuring an efficient delivery in the safest environment.

If you need a crane to move a shipping container, we've got you covered. Paired with low crane weight, high lifting capacities and Hiab’s industry leading safety features and stability management systems, there’s no better knuckle-boom crane for Container and Mobile Office lifting operations.

Truck Mounted Container Forklift

The MOFFETT container forklift is specially designed to handle large mobile storage containers with ease and efficiency. Whether handling wooden mobile storage containers or heavier steel containers, there is a MOFFETT to suit all your mobile storage delivery needs. Transported on the rear of straight trucks or trailers a Moffett container forklift can be mounted or dismounted in less than a minute.

MULTILIFT Hooklift Containers

MULTILIFT hooklifts for containers can handle many types of container bodies with ultimate efficiency, speed, and reliability. Multilift can even handle all types of shipping containers with our Ultima Commander model. Designed and built with superior high-strength steel on a lightweight frame, the daily payload is maximized, which is critical to this industry. MULTILIFT trucks are capable of exchanging bodies / containers in 2 minutes or less.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do container cranes work?

Container cranes are specifically designed to handle the loading and unloading of containers onto ships. They employ a lengthy horizontal arm known as a 'boom' that extends over the container vessel. Knuckle boom container cranes remote control based options let you work from a safe distance or right where the action is, providing an unobstructed view.

What crane moves containers?

A Hiab knuckle boom crane excels at moving containers, storage units, and mobile offices.

What is a containers forklift?

A truck mounted container forklift is designed to lift and handle heavy loaded containers.

What is the best way to lift a shipping container?

Choosing the appropriate equipment for lifting a shipping container depends on several factors including the weight of the container, the location and terrain, the height and distance at which the container needs to be lifted or moved, and the available resources.

Use a Knuckle Boom Crane With:

Heavy Loads: Knuckle boom cranes are suited for lifting heavy containers as they have a high lifting capacity.

Reach and Flexibility: They provide a high degree of flexibility and can reach over obstacles, making them ideal for tight or obstructed spaces.

Vertical and Horizontal Lifting: They are capable of both vertical and horizontal lifting, which can be crucial depending on the jobsite conditions.

Use a Truck-Mounted Forklift With:

Lighter Loads: Generally, MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts are suitable for lighter loads compared to knuckle boom cranes.

Unloading and Short-Distance Transport: They are excellent for unloading containers from a truck and moving them a short distance to a nearby location.

Fast Operations: If the operation requires quick unloading and placement with less setup time, a truck-mounted forklift can be a good choice.

Use a Hooklift With:

Quick Swapping of Bodies: Hooklifts are ideal when there’s a need to quickly swap bodies on a single chassis, such as switching between a flatbed, dump body, or a container.

Easy Loading/Unloading: They allow for easy and fast loading and unloading of containers onto a truck chassis.

Lower Height Operations: They are more suited for operations where height might be a constraint as they operate at a lower height compared to cranes.

Knuckle Boom Crane Features

HiConnect Remote Connectivity

HIAB HiConnect™ is a web-based dashboard that displays insights on equipment usage, location, time in operation, idle time, and productivity level. By enabling new insights, it helps you to further increase efficiency, productivity, and safety. HiConnect is the latest technology in terms of connectivity capabilities. Being able to remotely access data is key to maximizing your business with facts instead of assumptions. HiConnect maintains constant contact with all units, giving fleet managers the ability to stop unsafe behavior and usage before an incident happens. With the ability to view service history and plan upcoming services, your fleet has minimum downtime and increases daily efficiencies.

Truck Mounted Container Forklift Features

Remote Ground Mount

Remote Ground Mount (RGM) allows the operator to completely mount or dismount the MOFFETT without the need to climb onto or off of an elevated forklift. With up to a 25' range, the wireless remote control allows the operator to stand away from the machine and traffic during the mounting and dismounting process. This means staying out of the line of traffic or other jobsite hazards while giving optimal visibility during the mounting/dismounting process.


Electric Cab Controls

All MULTILIFT systems are outfitted with electric cab controls as a standard feature, not an upgrade.

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Container Forklift & Shipping Container Crane Attachments

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Container, Mobile Office & Storage Challenges


Hiab’s industry leading technology provides world class, industry leading safety features that keep operators safe and in control, minimizing risk to individuals or the environment. With the smart technology solutions of Hiab’s knuckle boom cranes, human driven errors and unsafe operations are reduced.

Industry Leading Warranties

Saying you are confident in your product is one thing, warranting it is another. All Hiab equipment comes with a 2-year warranty on the entire product. Further warranty on the structural parts is extended to 5-years on Cranes, 3-years on Loaders and 3-years on Hooklifts (5-years on Ultima models). Meaning, Hiab covers repair or replacement of components for 2-years on all components and up to 5-years on main structural components. There's no better or more comprehensive warranty in our industry. Certain normal exceptions, such as replacement of consumables, apply.

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