Container Hire As The Ultimate Transport Solution

Container hire is a great way to transport your items if you are looking for a one-off or seasonal transport solution. Boxes and crates have been used for centuries to transport goods and services across rail, carriage and boat. However, in 1955, Malcolm P. McLean decided to take it one step further.

Having just purchased a steamship company, McLean wanted to revolutionize the standard container. This would allow it to be directly transported from the truck to the boat without having to remove any items.

This allowed the entire process to be completely streamlined. Saving on the cost of labour that would normally manually transport the cargo. It also had the added benefit of reducing damage to the goods and theft.

What makes a shipping container the perfect transportation tool?


One of the biggest benefits when it comes to shipping containers is standardization. Known as International Standardization Organisation (ISO), they set the standard for shipping globally in 1961. The two most common being 40 ft and 20 ft containers for sale.

This then allowed for the containers to be shipped globally and stacked in a completely uniform way. Meaning more were able to placed onto a single ship safely and without fear of toppling. These containers can even be locked together for extra security and peace of mind.

Container hire is a great way to transport goods nationally. The standardization allows for easy transportation via rail, boat and truck to easily traverse across the New Zealand terrain.

Made from hard-wearing steel

Shipping containers are constructed from hard-wearing, durable corrugated steel. The containers are able to withstand an extensive amount of wind, water and movement. Taking the brunt of any impact, the container protects your items from damage. It also means you can easily move the container using a crane, fork, lift or straddle carrier.

The design of these containers also makes them exceptionally secure and difficult to tamper with. You can even install a lockbox for extra security. The containers are painted to protect from rust and wearing.

A large range of containers to choose from

We have a large range of containers to choose from for hire including 20 ft, 40 ft and 10 ft containers for sale. We even have refrigerated containers for sale NZ-wide. Open top, side opening shipping containers and flat racks are other great options to utilise depending on the items you have to transport.

Need to transport loose items such as gravel or soil across the country? Open top shipping containers are the perfect option for you. Need to easily access your cargo using a forklift? Try using a side opening container in NZ. Want to transport bulkier items that cannot fit inside a container? Flat racks are the ultimate choice.

Flat Rack Container Hire from ContainerCo.

Why use container hire?

Container hire is a great option for when you want to transport something on a one-time basis or if you want to use the container for a short period of time. It is also a great way to test out what works best for you and your company.

Purchasing a container requires a significant amount of capital initially and not many small businesses have access to this. Hiring provides a great alternative. We have containers for hire in Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and NZ-wide.


At ContainerCo we have shipping containers NZ wide in a range of sizes and configurations. Depending on your needs, you can hire on a short or long term basis. Purchasing the container can offer a more permanent solution to your needs. We have 40 ft, 20 ft and 10 ft shipping containers for sale in NZ.

Along with container hire, we also aid in container modifications in NZ. From site office creation to various other portable buildings, we can be your go-to. Dangerous goods, refrigerated shipping containers and accessible containers with a side door offering full side access and open-top containers can all be purchased through ContainerCo.

Our containers range from 10 ft, 20 ft and 40 ft containers for sale. We have containers for sale in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington, Waikato and NZ-wide. Or try hiring containers in Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, and NZ-wide. Buy containers that are completely suited to your individual needs.

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

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