Container Services

When you move with United Van Lines in Canada, you have the choice of shipping your household goods by van or container service. In 1974, United introduced domestic container service to the Canadian moving industry and today, has nearly 1,000 containers in the fleet.
Containers offer unique benefits :

  • Exclusive use option available: your own personal, Sanitized® container with your possessions separate from other shipments
  • Flexible delivery: expedited or delayed delivery, you choose the delivery that suits you best
  • Less handling: perfect for short-term storage situations because we store your shipment in the container in which it was loaded. No extra unloading and loading, less handling, less risk of accidental damage
  • Storage: up to 30 days at no additional cost and up to 90 days at very reasonable rates
  • Computer controlled: every United container is logged in our computer system. Once a container is assigned to your shipment, it is monitored by computer control to ensure that we meet your delivery requirements
  • Servicing: all major centers in Canada
  • Cartainer service: United’s Container moving system is comprised of both containers and specially constructed units that safely transport your car. This car transportation service, referred to as
  • Cartainer Service, is exclusive to United Van Lines
  • 3 available container sizes: 8 foot, 9 foot and 12 foot