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 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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