Hiring Containers As Storage Solutions

Hiring a container is a great way to store any unwanted or less-used items. In this article, we will discuss the reasons you may want to use a shipping container for storage. We will also go over some tips and tricks on choosing the right sized container.

Reasons for using a shipping container for storage

Shipping containers are incredibly durable. Designed for transport over the sea and heavy-duty travel, they are strong, sturdy and durable. More importantly, shipping containers are water and weather tight. This means they keep everything inside nice and dry. As a result, these containers are perfect vessel for storage.

We even offer container modification in NZ. This means the containers can be used for a multitude of purposes. We can even add shelves, desiccant poles, whirlygigs, ramps and ventilation. Lockboxes and padlocks provide added security, meaning that even valuable items can be stored.

If you are feeling like your home is getting a little cluttered, are renovating or just moved home – containers provide that extra bit of space to put away some items. It is also an excellent tool for businesses to use if they have any extra product. This could include anything that needs storing or equipment on-site that needs a safe location to be stored overnight.

What is the benefit of container hire?

Container hiring provides a significant amount of advantages. Whether it is right for you largely depends on the timeline the container is being used for.

If the container is needed indefinitely, then it is probably best to purchase a container. Hiring, however, is great if you only need the container for a short period of time. Alternatively, if you are frequently moving location or if you are unsure how long you may need the container. Container hire is available for a minimum of 30 days.

Container hiring provides a high level of flexibility and versatility. Meaning you can hire based on your specific needs and requirements.

Choosing the right container

There are many different types of containers to choose from. Whether you are looking for 10 ft, 40 ft or 20 ft containers for sale and hire or refrigerated containers for sale in NZ. The type of container you choose is based on what going to be stored in them. It is also necessary to determine how much space you have available for placement.

10 ft containers are useful if you only have limited space available to put the container on. Open top and side opening containers in NZ offer the perfect solution for those looking to store loose items. Such as soil or items you want to access with a forklift. This includes items on palettes. High cube shipping containers are great for that little bit of extra vertical space. This is beneficial for storing taller or more oddly shaped items.

Dangerous goods containers provide the ultimate solution for liquids, chemicals or hazardous goods to be stored. Offering a large spill capacity. If you need a cold storage space, our refrigerated containers are perfect for perishable goods.

With so many containers to choose from, there is an ideal container that fits every storage need.


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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