Why Purchase A High Cube Shipping Container

Why Purchase a high cube shipping container.

High cube units are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. They are extremely high in demand and whether you are looking for containers for sale or hire, we have a solution for you.

What makes them different?

General-purpose containers are the most renowned and come in 10ft, 20ft and 40ft containers. High cube containers are a type of general-purpose container. However they have only one small difference, and this is the amount of space they offer.

These containers differ from traditional 40 ft, 10ft and 20 ft containers for sale in NZ. Available in two main sizes: high cube 20 ft and 40 ft containers are similar in length and width, however, they benefit from an extra foot in height. This extra bit of vertical space is beneficial for those with a limited amount of floor space.

Like standard shipping containers, these high cube containers are:

  • Hard-wearing– They are extremely durable and made of high-quality steel.
  • Versatile– They can have multiple functions as discussed in this article. Whether you want the 40 ft giants to modify or for storage, they are easy to convert and portable as well. There is no end to what can be done with them.
  • Spacious – The extra foot provides space for your desired use. It makes for easier unloading and loading as well as increasing the range of customisation available.
  • Modifications

Container hiring or buying begins with understanding its intended purpose to help us deliver exactly what you need. If you want to modify your container to repurpose it for alternative use, a high cube container may be exactly what you need using container modification in NZ.

High cube containers offer extra headspace and this makes them great for spending large amounts of time in mimicking “high ceilings”. Shipping modifications in NZ have become increasingly popular. Make the most of your container by adding in open tops or side openings with skylights and ranch sliders.

What can high-cube containers be used for?

Many are taking advantage of the spacious high cube containers to transform them into restaurants, houses, site offices and any or portable workshops. The added space in the ceiling is perfect for fans, lighting, ventilation and more. This means liveable spaces are much easier to create.

High cube shipping containers in NZ are a great living solution. The customisation made easier with extra space is becoming increasingly popular. The possibilities with this container are endless.

High cubes are incredibly popular and we have new and used high cube shipping containers for hire and sale. All shipping containers for sale in NZ are perfect for storage, however, high cubes contain more room for your needs.

The extra foot in height makes all the difference. The extra vertical space helps a larger range of items to be stored, particularly tall contents such as machinery or furniture.


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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