10 Foot Shipping Containers – Benefits & Uses


10 ft shipping containers can be extremely useful when you don’t have a lot of space to work with or you don’t need to transport or store a large number of items. They are exactly half the size of the 20-foot containers which is roughly half the size of a single-car garage.

Their size and portability make 10ft containers popular for small space secure storage applications, but they can also be modified for many different uses. Because 10-foot units aren’t common in commercial shipping, many second-hand ones are made by chopping 20 ft containers into 10 units and adding doors and back walls. Also, only purpose-built 10’ units can be shipped, a chopped down unit cannot be certified for shipping.

At ContainerCo we have 10ft shipping containers for sale NZ wide as well as shipping container hire options.

The specifications for our 10ft containers for sale are as follows:

  • Tare Weight: 1200kg (approx.)
  • External length: 3.05m
  • External width: 2.44m
  • External height: 2.59m
  • Internal length: 2.79m
  • Internal width: 2.35m
  • Internal height: 2.39m
  • Capacity: 15.89m3
  • Payload: 8,960kg (approx.)
  • Total weight: 10,160kg (approx.)

Uses For 10 ft Containers

The smallest of containers can be used for various things, including: 

Shipping Goods 

Of course! It’s what its original purpose was, so it can still be used for transporting your items from one place to another. The containers are cargo worthy and wind and watertight and can even come with extra accessories like secure lock boxes for extra security.


Our smaller size makes it easier to find a home for the 10 footers on your commercial or residential property if you’re looking for a secure storage option.


Thanks to the endless amount of customisation options available, you can modify your container to suit a large range of needs. At ContainerCo we can provide shipping container modifications NZ-wide, just tell us what you need!

10 ft Shipping Container

Benefits Of 10 Foot Shipping Containers:


The smaller size of these containers makes it much easier to find somewhere to place them and can save you time and money.


An incredible compactness of these units allows them to be much more viable for transport. 


Our containers are made from high-quality steel, ensuring your items are safe and the container lasts a long time.


At ContainerCo, we pride ourselves on providing an extensive range of shipping containers for hire or purchase. Our range of 10ft, 20ft and 40ft containers can be used for various purposes, including shipment, storage or construction, to name a few. Featuring more than just containers in our product range, we also sell accessories and parts for shipping containers to ensure your container can be maintained and repaired after prolonged use. 

Offering specialised containers along with dry standard variations, ContainerCo’s containers include refrigerated, dangerous goods, high-ball, open-top and side-opening options. As a fully-established shipping container company, we also have the facilities to modify purchased shipping containers. Our specialised team can assist you with altering containers into workspaces, cafes, tiny homes or construction site offices. 

We can serve Kiwis across the country with facilities operating in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington and Waikato. So next time you require a shipping container, make sure to hire or buy yours at ContainerCo today! 

Contact us on 0508 732 873 or request a free online quote today!

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