Buying Shipping Containers - Things To Consider

Shipping container sales continue to rise as global trade increases and people realise just how versatile they can be. Shipping goods and storing important items are probably the most common uses for containers, but thanks to container modifications the possibilities are now endless.

We will take a look at some reasons for purchasing shipping containers and the benefits of owning one over simply hiring one.

Reasons To Buy Shipping Containers

  • Permanent or Long Term Storage - If you plan to store some valuable items for a long time, purchasing a shipping container could be the perfect storage solution. They are built to keep out wind and water and last many years. While we recommend hiring for short term use, if you think you’ll need the container for a longer time, buying it becomes more economical. 10 ft containers are popular for storage.
  • Transportation - If you run a business that ships goods over long distances regularly, then owning a shipping container makes a lot of sense. It will mean you won’t have to go through the whole process of hiring one every single time. 20 ft containers and 40 ft containers are the most popular containers for transportation.
  • Cafe/Restaurant/Bar - Want to open up a cute little eatery or a trendy new bar? Then buy yourself a shipping container and have the container modified to operate as whatever you wish! The range of shipping container modifications is huge and can allow you to customise them for a wide array of purposes. 20ft shipping containers and 40 foot shipping containers are popular, as well as refrigerated containers for food storage.
  • Dangerous Goods - If you need to store or ship class 3 hazardous materials then you will need one of these specially designed shipping containers. They are specifically built for the storage of chemicals, liquids and other potentially hazardous items. Oils, diesels, paints, thinners and classified flammables are a few of the things often stored in Dangerous Goods Shipping Containers.

So whether you need dry storage, cold storage, standard containers or high cube containers - make sure you assess your needs before deciding whether to purchase or hire. And don’t forget about the wide range of modifications available e.g. side doors for full side access, lock boxes for extra security, windows, plumbing and so much more.

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ContainerCo - Shipping Container Hires and Sales

At ContainerCo we have shipping containers for sale NZ wide in a range of sizes and configurations. You can hire for the short term or long term, or purchase containers for a permanent solution to your needs. We have 40 ft, 20 ft and 10 ft shipping containers for sale NZ wide, so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

We can offer open top containers, side opening shipping containers, and many other container modifications NZ-wide. Buy containers from one of our depots around the country and have them modified by our highly-skilled team.

We can provide you with containers in a variety of sizes (10 foot, 20 foot, 40 foot), for many purposes. We have containers for sale Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and NZ-wide, as well as container hires Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and NZ-wide.

Give us a call on 0508 732 873 or request a free quote online today!

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