You've got 3 main options to move your container:
- Overhead industrial crane: I am spoiled in that American Steel has overhead cranes built right into the warehouse. So easy I might call it cheating.
- Portable power movers: hydraulic crane trucks are my preferred option for moving containers where you don't have built-in infrastructure. They're usually less than $200 per hour, available most places in the world, and typically come with a crew to do the actual moving for you. Be sure to check if the company you use has a minimum number of hours.
- Manual labor: I used wooden rollers and a come-along on my container in Austin; never again. Blood, sweat, and tears by the gallon.
I will seriously drop whatever I'm doing and help anybody who wants to turn a container vertical, make the right-shaped base, and try to walk it like a Moai: