The Creation And Use Of Shipping Containers

The creation and use of shipping containers.

Shipping containers may seem like very simple, large and rectangular blocks. However, there are many different aspects that make each container unique. Accessories, modifications to the container and cooling for refrigerated storage provide alternative solutions.

The types of shipping containers

There are three main types of standard shipping containers:

  • 10ft shipping containers
  • 20ft shipping containers
  • 40ft shipping containers

These containers are designed to sustain extreme conditions such as attacks from wind and water. This makes them suitable for all storage options including fragile and dangerous goods.

How shipping containers are created

Made largely from steel for added durability. The steal is pressed into a solid sheet. It is then cut into pieces and corrugated on the sides and top for extra strength. Depending on if you have an open-top container or side opening containers in NZ, this process will vary. This is then welded to the rails and end frames with square tubing added to the roof.

The doors of a container are made separately and once prepared are welded to the rest of the container. The inside is then primed and painted for extra protection against the elements. Rubber seals are added for an airtight and watertight container.

Refrigerated containers

We also offer insulated and refrigerated storage containers. Temperature control offers an excellent storage and transportation solution for goods that have a short shelf life. Insulation is also beneficial in a portable building as it helps maintain heat within the container.

Our 40 ft on offer for both sale and hire has a high cube. Extra care has to be taken to maintain structural integrity. Whilst also providing vertical space for more efficient storage and transportation.

Modified shipping containers

Buy containers from one of our depots around the country and have them modified by our highly-skilled engineers. We can modify our containers on-site for full side access, flat racks, windows, doors and open sides. This is ideal for all purposes including creating a site office, portable buildings, a portable workshop, classrooms and even a café.


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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