20 Foot Shipping Containers – Versatility and Durability


20 ft Shipping Containers have become the most common and popular container units for commercial and private use. This is due to their size being the perfect mix of space for storage and compactness.

They are large enough to store many or bigger items and can fit in smaller spaces – roughly the equivalent of a single car parking space.

At ContainerCo we have 20ft containers as well as 40ft and 10ft shipping containers for sale NZ wide as well as shipping container hire options.

Technical specifications for 20ft shipping containers are as follows:

  • Tare Weight: 2130 kg (approx.)
  • External length: 6.10m
  • External width: 2.44m
  • External height: 2.59m (2.90m for high cubes)
  • Internal length: 5.90m
  • Internal width: 2.35m
  • Internal height: 2.39m (2.684m for high cubes)
  • Capacity: 33.2m3
  • Payload 28, 350 kg
  • Tare weight 30, 500 kg

Uses For 20 ft Containers

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

Shipping Goods 

It’s what they’re made for! Our containers are cargo worthy and wind and watertight and can even come with extra accessories like secure lock boxes for extra security.


The size makes it easier to find a home for the 20 footers than it would for larger options but still provides plenty of room for secure storage.


The possibilities are endless thanks to the plethora of customisation options available today. At ContainerCo we can provide shipping container modifications NZ-wide, just tell us what you need!

20ft Shipping Container

Benefits Of 20 Foot Shipping Containers


The size of these containers provides a lot of storage space for your items but isn’t so big that you’ll struggle to find somewhere to put it.


20 foot sea containers are the standard and thus transporting them should be a breeze.


Our containers are made from high-quality steel, ensuring your items are safe and the containers last 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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