Buying Shipping Containers – Things To Consider


Shipping container sales continue to rise as global trade increases and people realise just how versatile they can be. Shipping goods and storing important items are probably the most common uses for containers, but thanks to container modifications the possibilities are now endless.

We will take a look at some reasons for purchasing shipping containers and the benefits of owning one over simply hiring one.

Reasons To Buy Shipping Containers

Permanent or Long Term Storage 

If you plan to store some valuable items for a long time, purchasing a shipping container could be the perfect storage solution. They are built to keep out wind and water and last many years. While we recommend hiring for short term use, if you think you’ll need the container for a longer time, buying it becomes more economical. 10 ft containers are popular for storage.


If you run a business that ships goods over long distances regularly, then owning a shipping container makes a lot of sense. It will mean you won’t have to go through the whole process of hiring one every single time. 20 ft containers and 40 ft containers are the most popular containers for transportation.


Want to open up a cute little eatery or a trendy new bar? Then buy yourself a shipping container and have the container modified to operate as whatever you wish! The range of shipping container modifications is huge and can allow you to customise them for a wide array of purposes. 20ft shipping containers and 40 foot shipping containers are popular, as well as refrigerated containers for food storage.

Dangerous Goods

If you need to store or ship class 3 hazardous materials then you will need one of these specially designed shipping containers. They are specifically built for the storage of chemicals, liquids and other potentially hazardous items. Oils, diesels, paints, thinners and classified flammables are a few of the things often stored in Dangerous Goods Shipping Containers.

So whether you need dry storage, cold storage, standard containers or high cube containers – make sure you assess your needs before deciding whether to purchase or hire. And don’t forget about the wide range of modifications available e.g. side doors for full side access, lock boxes for extra security, windows, plumbing and so much more.


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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