A First for Transporting Shipping Containers in NZ

A first for transporting shipping containers in NZ.

Shipping container transport is a large part of our business at ContainerCo. We’ll transport your purchased/hired container to a convenient location quickly and efficiently. 

We recently went into a funding partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). This was to identify an energy-efficient solution to our transportation needs. This partnership has proved to be fruitful. Subsequently, we have proudly introduced New Zealand’s first electric (eHV) container delivery vehicle this month.

The Isuzu eHV is the largest electric vehicle to operate on New Zealand roads. This will be able to carry up to three 20 ft containers. Transport ranges between Port & Rail facilities and ContainerCo depots in Auckland.


The addition of this truck to our fleet will not only benefit our business but our customers and the general public as well.

Being an electric vehicle, the truck will operate silently, reducing noise pollution and allowing us to make deliveries in urban environments, at any time of the day, without disturbing residents. This will also allow our facilities to remain open for longer and let us take more direct routes when making deliveries. The increase in efficiency can’t be overstated and will be of huge benefit to our customers.

There is, of course, the environmental impact as well. We expect this unit will be the first of many and hope we can provide a positive example of more environmentally-friendly transportation options for other businesses in New Zealand and around the world.

“We operate our container hire, sales and services businesses from sites right around the country and the ability to silently and cleanly move stock to and from rail and ports in urban environments is a big step forward.” – Chief Managing Director, Ken Harris.

Future Plans

This eHV is just the first step in an ambitious long-term project to transition many of ContainerCo’s operating vehicles to more environmentally-friendly fuel sources.

“ContainerCo operates facilities that handle hundreds of thousands of shipping containers around the country and with innovation we can electrify a wide range of our vehicles including forklifts, cranes, and support vehicles.” – Chief Managing Director, Ken Harris.


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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