Hiring Containers As Storage Solutions

Hiring a container is a great way to store any unwanted or less-used items. In this article, we will discuss the reasons you may want to use a shipping container for storage and some tips and tricks on choosing the right sized container.

Reasons for using a shipping container for storage

Shipping containers are incredibly durable. Designed for transport over the sea and heavy-duty travel, they are strong, sturdy and durable. More importantly, shipping containers are water and weather tight. This means they keep everything inside nice and dry, which makes them the perfect vessel for storage.

We even offer container modification in NZ. This means the containers can be used for a multitude of purposes. We can even add shelves, desiccant poles, whirlygigs, ramps and ventilation. Lockboxes and padlocks provide added security, meaning that even valuable items can be stored.

If you are feeling like your home is getting a little cluttered, are renovating or just moved home - the containers provide that extra bit of space to put away some items. It is also an excellent tool for businesses to use if they have any extra product that needs storing or equipment on-site that needs a safe location to be stored overnight.

What is the benefit of container hire?

Container hiring provides a significant amount of advantages. Whether it is right for you largely depends on the timeline the container is being used for.

If the container is needed indefinitely, then it is probably best to purchase a container. Hiring, however, is great if you only need the container for a short period of time, if you are frequently moving location or if you are unsure how long you may need the container. We offer container hire for a minimum of 30 days.

Container hiring provides a high level of flexibility and versatility. Meaning you can hire based on your specific needs and requirements.

Choosing the right container

There are many different types of containers to choose from. Whether you are looking for 10ft, 40 ft or 20 ft containers for sale and hire or refrigerated containers for sale in NZ. The type of container you choose is based on what going to be stored in them and how much space you have available for placement.

10 ft containers are useful if you only have limited space available to put the container on. Open top and side opening containers in NZ offer the perfect solution for those looking to store loose items such as soil or items you want to access with a forklift. Including items on palettes. High cube shipping containers are great for that little bit of extra vertical space which is beneficial for storing taller or more oddly shaped items.

Dangerous goods containers provide the ultimate solution for liquids, chemicals or hazardous goods to be stored offering a large spill capacity. If you need a cold storage space, our refrigerated containers are perfect for perishable goods.

With so many containers to choose from, there is an ideal container that fits every storage need.


At ContainerCo we have shipping containers NZ wide in a range of sizes and configurations. Depending on your needs, you can hire for short or long term. 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 NZ-wide.

We also aid in the modification of shipping containers for the purpose of site office creation and various other portable buildings. 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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