|“||A container that can carry large quantities of items and can be transported by certain vehicles.||„|
|— In-game description|
To be moved the container must first be packaged, this is done by opening its menu with
E and pressing the "package" button at the bottom. Moving cancels the packaging action. It can only be packaged when there are no items in its inventory and everything is submitted to its stockpile (
right click > "submit to stockpile").
To unpackage it simply press
When packaged the container can be lifted using a Crane and placed on a Flatbed Truck, Barge, or Freighter for transport. While it's on a vehicle the container cannot be interacted with. You will require another crane at your destination to lift the container from the vehicle.
When it's on the ground and unpackaged, you can open its menu with
E while you're on foot or in a Truck. You can then submit crates from your inventory to the container's stockpile by right-clicking a crate and selecting "Submit to Stockpile". Crates loaded in can't be manually retrieved from here. It can only be unloaded at a storage depot or a seaport, unlike the Small Shipping Container.
Stacks of materials can be packed/unpacked into crates when in the shipping container's inventory.
Using a crane the shipping container can be deposited on the loading area of certain buildings to interact with them:
- Storage Depot & Seaport: The container's content can be loaded and unloaded and the container itself can be stored (click the
Submit Loading Area Equipmentbutton).
- Refinery: The materials in your refining queues can be packed in crates and loaded in the container using right click and selecting "Retrieve as Crate".
- Mass Production Factory: Your finished orders can be retrieved and are directly loaded in the container.
Like every other player made structures, it can decay after a while if left untouched.
Multiple containers can be stacked on top of each other.
Since Update 0.30 you can chose from one of 7 colors to paint a container by selecting a colour in the shipping container's menu.
Depositing a Shipping Container on a Seaport's loading area with a Stationary Crane.