20 ft Containers As The Perfect Storage Solution

20 ft Containers as the perfect storage solution

20 ft containers are one of our most sought after containers to transport and store items. They are the perfect size to store a large range of goods. Despite this, they are still compact and come at an affordable price. Available for both sale and hire, these containers are a perfect solution to a variety of functions.

In this article, the dimensions, uses and advantages of these popular containers will be discussed in further detail.


At ContainerCo we have 3 main sizes, 10 ft, 40 ft and 20 ft containers for sale. When looking to hire or buy containers, it’s important to understand their dimensions. It is also handy to ascertain which items you want to store and the volume of goods.

It’s also important to consider the nature of what you are trying to fit into the container. For example, some items won’t stack efficiently and leave air space in the container if they are too big. Smaller and more compact items leave little to no air space.

Packing material that may be needed should be factored in. If you are storing more fragile items and need packing material, this increases the volume of the items. This should be considered when choosing your container.

A 20ft container is 20 ft in length. The internal dimensions of the container are as follows: 5.90m in length, 2.35m in width and 2.39m in height. The high cube shipping containers we offer are 2.70m high, which is perfect for taller or more oddly shaped items.

These containers are the perfect coupling of compactness and space to give a wide range of uses.


Our 20ft shipping containers are very suitable storage solutions. Built with hard-wearing steel and sheltered from the weather, this makes them ideal for protecting a range of goods.

This perfect size is ideal for small vehicles or a plethora of other valuable items. These containers can also be equipped with a lockbox to secure the contents.

We also offer dangerous goods containers and refrigerated containers for sale in NZ to store hazardous or temperature-sensitive material.

Shipping goods

This is the primary use of shipping containers, as a form of intermodal storage. They are wind and watertight making them cargo worthy.


There are endless possibilities with how you can convert our 20 ft shipping containers for sale in NZ. We offer shipping container modifications NZ-wide to cater to your needs.

Available as open top or side opening containers NZ wide. Side opening shipping containers have a side door for easier access. Open-top containers have a tarpaulin cover in place of its roof. This is the ideal solution for loose items such as gravel or dirt.

Containers can be customised for different uses such as portable workshops, portable buildings and site offices. Containers may be modified into homes or other liveable spaces and cafes. They are completely customisable and the possibilities are endless.

Advantages of 20ft containers

  • Size – The 20ft containers are a perfect medium and can fit almost any item. There is a viable amount of space but the container is still compact.
  • Portable – They are the most common container and already existing infrastructure and machinery means it is very easy to transport them.
  • Durable – Made from high-quality steel, ensuring items are safe and the containers you purchase are a long term investment. This saves money as you do not need to buy new containers as often.
  • Versatility – Shipping container hire and sales comes with understanding its intended use. The 20ft containers come with an array of uses and are able to be transported or customised in many different ways. This means it can be used in multiple different ways.


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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