FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

In logistics a lumper is a person that unloads the contents on a shipping container. 

Costs to unload a container can vary depending on several factors:

-container size
-piece count
-PO/sku count
-gross weight

Using these factors we determine the price per container. 


*actual pricing will vary. Click here to see how we determine your pricing.


Yes, Container Specialists has it own WCB/WSIB and Liability insurance coverage. 

SizeType AvailableLengthWidthHeight
88ft shipping container7ft 6in (2.27m)8ft (2.43m)7ft (2.20m) 
1010ft shipping container8ft 6in (2.59m)9ft 10in (2.99 m)8ft (2.44m) 
2020ft shipping container8ft 6in (2.6m)20ft (6.06m)8ft (2.44m) 
4040ft shipping container
8ft 6in (2.6m)
40ft (12.2m)8ft (2.44m) 

lumper charge is a fee charged to the carrier when a shipper utilizes third-party workers to help load or unload the trailer contents. 

Container Specialists inc. calculates these costs using the following formula found (HERE)

Cross-docking is the practice of unloading contents from a shipping container, then moving these contents directly into outbound trucks, trailers, or rail cars, with little or no storage in between.

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