Hiring Shipping Containers – Things To Know


Shipping containers are incredibly useful and versatile things. Whether you need to store some items safely and securely or transport goods over long distances, there will surely be a container size and configuration perfect for you.

Most of the time, however, many people will only need to use the container once or twice, or for a short amount of time. This can make buying a shipping container a very uneconomical and annoying option. Thankfully, there is a solution: Shipping container hire!

Hiring containers are becoming increasingly popular as people realise how useful they can be. Short term, long term, dry storage, dangerous goods storage, cold storage, whatever your need may be, there is a container for you.

Here are a few reasons why you may need a shipping container and why hiring might be the option for you.

Reasons To Hire Shipping Containers

Storage Solutions 

Sometimes we just need some secure storage for the short term. Hiring a 10 ft, 20 ft or 40 ft container (depending on the amount and size of your items) makes much more sense if you’re only going to be storing your items for a few weeks or months. Our dry storage containers come in standard height and high cube and provide perfect protection from wind and water as well as theft, vermin and physical damage.

Sporadic Or One-Time Shipping 

It is estimated 95% of the world’s cargo is shipped via the sea. This wouldn’t be possible without the strong and sturdy shipping container.

You might find you have a large item that needs to be shipped a long distance, but you don’t want to have to shell out and purchase a container that you’ll probably never use again. Or perhaps you ship semi-regularly or sporadically and owning a big shipping container just isn’t possible or feasible. This is where hiring a container is incredibly handy.

Try Before You Buy 

You may be thinking about purchasing a shipping container, for whatever reason. Thankfully before making the decision you can simply hire one and see how it works out for you. If it does work out, great! If it doesn’t, no worries as you can simply return the container.

Event Hire 

You want to take your goods and/or services on the road or to an event, but how will you do that in a feasible and hassle-free way? Thanks to shipping container modification, it’s now possible for you to hire a converted container.

Whether it’s for a pop-up shop or even as a site office, there is bound to be something that suits your needs. With extra accessories (such as lockboxes) available, you will have everything you need to run your business wherever you want.


At ContainerCo we have shipping containers NZ wide in a range of sizes and configurations. Depending on your needs, you can buy or hire on a short or long term basis. 

Whether it’s one container or 20 containers, everyone gets the same quality service at ContainerCo. We supply whatever shipping container you require to any location around New Zealand. Your container purchase or hire is backed by our full after-delivery support. 

We have 10,20 and 40ft shipping containers for both sale and hire. We also have a dedicated and highly specialised team of in-house engineers. Providing strong and durable shipping container modification solutions. This includes site offices, portable buildings, open-top shippingside opening containers, etc.

Contact us on 0508 73 28 73 or request a free online quote today!

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