DOT Shipping Containers

Stock or Custom DOT Containers

MSDF offers container designs that are engineered for custom shipping needs. We can add enhancements and special features to containers during manufacture and we provide certificates of conformance for every product. Created under our NQA-1 Quality Assurance program, customers can be confident that the products they purchase will meet the regulations necessary for shipping and disposal. Our specialty containers offer a variety of structural enhancement options – depending on the materials being handled (solid waste, liquids and grout type applications).

Department of Transportation Certified Shipping Containers

Metal Solutions offers a variety of DOT certified stock and custom hazardous material shipping containers, which customers can purchase directly from the manufacturer. We supply both IP-1 90 and 45 cubic ft. boxes through our “quick ship” program and offer reduced pricing for truckload quantities. MSDF proudly serves a number of Department of Energy customers, including Areva, Bechtel Jacobs, Entergy, Los Alamos National Labs (LANL), and NASA.

Shielded IP-1 Container


Texas Nuclear IP-1 Container

Containers Designed to your Needs

Metal Solutions Design & Fabrication, LLC also offers container design, engineering for custom shipping needs.

Our specialty containers offer a variety of structural enhancement options dependent on the type materials that will be handled including solid waste, liquids and grout type applications. We’ve produced over 25 IP-1 and 7A Type “A” DOT certified designs for hazardous material handling containers for the nuclear power and power generation industry. Used for decommissioning materials, power plant maintenance outages and for the shipment of custom-sized equipment, our containers range in size from 2’ x 2’ x 2’ up to 10’ x 10’ x 10’ steel shipping packages.


Designed & Built DOT Shipping Containers

The container below is a Custom Designed IP-1 Transfer Cask Grillage with 120,000 lb. payload designed to transport the OS 200 and OS 197 Casks for storage. Design considerations for multiple uses and road and or rail transportation all played into the final design that carries the 120,000 lb. loaded cask. MSDF also designed and built the support containers for the lifting yokes used to load these casks.

Mixed Load of ST-90 and ST -44 Boxes

Loading Custom Designed IP-1 Transfer Cask Grillage with 120,000 lb. payload

Grillage with overpack in place ready for shipment

Shipping Cask Secured And Ready For Over Pack


Certified Staff

Our staff includes 3 Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) and has over 23 years of experience in design, fabrication, and container testing. Our welders and welding processes comply with the requirements of AWS D1.1 and AWS D1.3 and ASME Section IX. Our Quality Assurance Program is ASME NQA-l compliant.

Our modern, well-managed Manufacturing facility enables us to meet very short delivery schedules. All of MSDF’s, DOT shipping containers are of high quality, and comply with 49 CFR 173.

  • Specialty Containers
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  • Filter Cake Boxes
  • 7A Type A Containers
  • Lead Lined Shielded Containers