A Guide To Hiring Containers

A guide to hiring containers

Hiring containers can be a very useful tool. Whether you need them for short or long term, it can be a cheaper alternative to buying, more versatile and flexible. There are many reasons why you may want to hire a container. In this article, we will delve further into why hiring a container may be preferred, what you can hire and the benefits.

Why you might want to hire a container

Shipping containers are incredibly versatile. Originally constructed to transport goods across the harsh oceans, these hard-wearing containers have since been repurposed for multiple functions.

They are:

  • Durable
  • Easily moved
  • Available long or short term

Hiring a container offers many of the same benefits as buying a shipping container. Firstly, they are great for storing items and transporting items. Whether you are moving house and need a strong container to transport the contents of your home or have excess clutter you want to temporarily move it to a safe, dry location for storage. We even offer refrigerated containers for sale in NZ to help keep goods cool.

Container Modification

Beyond storage and transportation, shipping containers also provide functional office space or even pop-up stores. Working in construction often means moving from one location to another to building sites. Sometimes for a long time and sometimes only for a few months. Having an on-site office that is a shipping container is incredibly helpful. It can easily be moved and is hardy, so you don’t have to worry about keeping it clean.

It is important, however, to know how long you want the container for. Container hire is a great and affordable option if the need for the container will come to an end. Whether this will be years or months. If the container is needed for longer, you might want to consider purchasing a container.

What Types Of Containers Are There?

There are many different types of containers that you can get with many different purposes. Offering a range of sizes with 10 ft, 40 ft and 20 ft shipping containers for sale in NZ. Not only can you hire standard shipping containers for excellent storage solution – Modified shipping containers are also available.

When looking for a container to hire, it is first important to clarify what you need from the container in terms of function. A standard container is useful simply for storage and transportation of common items. However, if you are looking to store or move more oddly shaped items, there are a few other containers to consider.

Side opening containers in NZ offer an excellent choice for those looking for a fully accessible, wide opening container. Open top shipping containers are great for loose items such as gravel or soil as it can be loaded from above and protected by a heavy tarpaulin. While high-cube containers are great for taller items.

20 ft containers for sale are our most commonly sold container. Compact enough to place in areas restricted in size and yet big enough to hold multiple items, they are a popular choice. Larger or smaller items can be easily placed in our 40 ft or 10 ft containers respectively.

No matter the type of container you need, ContainerCo is an excellent choice.


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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