5 Reasons For Container Hire

10 ft shipping containers to hire or buy

Container hiring provides a fantastic option for those wanting a temporary storage or transport solution. In this article, we will discuss the top 5 reasons why hiring a container might be right for you.

1.One-off, seasonal use

If you simply need to transport something once or store any items temporarily, then hiring is the best option for you. This means you don’t have to deal with selling the container at the end. It also allows you the flexibility to choose individual time frames that fit best.

It is important to determine what your needs. This will help ascertain whether or not hiring a container will work for you. If the items you are transporting or storing are seasonal, then it makes sense to hire instead of purchasing. You can hire a container during your peak times and not worry about storing or selling the container during non-peak times.

2.Temporary storage

Are you moving, renovating or building a house? Hiring a container provides a great place to temporarily store all your household items. Safe, warm and dry, you can easily store all your furniture together in one space. We have a range of different sizes to choose from.

Excess stock can take up a lot of space. It is not always guaranteed that you will need the extra storage. Container hire means you can have temporary storage space for all your excess stock. Once it is sold off, simply stop hiring the container.

With options for container hire in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and NZ-wide available short term and long term, hiring a shipping container has never been easier.

3.Choose the best container for you

Container hire can be a versatile tool to utilise in your growing business. You can choose the exact container you need at the exact time period you need it. This means you can vary the size based on your individual requirements during the year. As a result, you can change your container during the hot summer months for a temperature-controlled container.

Here at ContainerCo, we have 40 ft, 10 ft and 20 ft containers for sale. We even have refrigerated containers for sale NZ-wide. High cube containers can be used to give you that little bit of extra vertical space. Flat racks are perfect for transporting bulkier or wider items.

Hiring containers provides a greater level of flexibility throughout the year and can work around any inconsistencies in your business. It is also a good way to test out different containers to help you decide what works.


Hiring a container can be a more cost-effective option for businesses that do not need a container 24/7. It is not worth it to purchase a container if you are a small, growing business testing out the waters. Or alternatively, if you are only a seasonal seller.

It is important to determine your individual requirements including when you will need the container and what you are going to put in the container. Once this has been decided, you can determine the size and type of container you will need.

5.Secure options

Shipping containers are made from hard-wearing steel. The perfect option for storing or transporting valuable or important goods. You can hire a container with a lockbox for added security and to prevent any tampering with the lock. A secure space to keep all your items.

Whatever your needs, ContainerCo has an option for you.


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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