How to secure bikes in a container
Here is my little experience of shipping a bike in a container. I recently shipped my bike to Iceland from the UK. It got strapped by the chaps on the Immingham docks. I put the bike on it's centre stand and then it was strapped down with four straps to keep it in place. Then they secured a strap in the ceiling and through the passengers handholds to hold the bike up, if any of the other straps would come loose. Therefore the idea would be to have the bike dangling, hopefully three straps still attached, so it wouldn't fall over and move inside the container. Then finally they put a short 2x4 under the back wheel, to preventing it to rock backwards and forwards. I put all my luggage on a pallet which was also strapped down in the corner of the container. When I picked the bike up nothing had moved, and everything was in order, even the luggage had stayed in place. I was quite pleased with it and like I say it looked and felt solid. But mind you it was only a short haul as it only took five to six days in shipping. I have attached a picture I took of the bike in the container.
All the best.