FAQs - Common Questions and Answers

Why choose ContainerCo for your shipping container needs?

At ContainerCo we strive to give you a quality product at competitive prices with a sales experience to fit. Our team can find a solution to your needs. We have a vast range of shipping containers for sale NZ wide, available from 18 depots.


How do I know what container I need?

ContainerCo have an experienced team who can help you find the container that best suits your storage or modification needs. From side opening, double door and flat rack containers to refrigerated containers for sale or hire, we have something for just about anything. We have transport and storage solutions for you.


How do I transport my container once I have hired or purchased it?

You can arrange your own transport or have our team arrange it for you. The container can be delivered by Hi-Ab/Crane truck or Swinglift truck. We can help you choose the best form of transport.


Do I need council permission to place my container?

All council regulations are different, we suggest contacting your local council if you are not sure.


How do I pay for my newly hired or purchased container?

If you are a first time customer and are hiring a container a payment, for the first month and the transport to and from your premises, is paid before the container is delivered. After the first payment, the charges are paid monthly. Purchased containers are paid for prior to delivery. Payments can be made by Credit Card or Online Banking.


How long can I hire my container for?

We have short and long term options for our containers. The minimum hire period is 30 days. There is no limit to the length you can hire the container for.


How do I give back my container?

Once you are finished with your hired container call our office and we will collect it for you. Please give us as much notice as possible to collect your container.


Will condensation build up on my goods stored in the container?

If storing products that have moisture already present in them it’s wise to use a dry pole which absorbs moisture from the air within the container. Ask your sales rep for details.


How should I ready the area for a container to be delivered?

Your container will need to be placed on solid firm ground with clear access for the truck to deliver. If the container is to be placed in a paddock or grassy area it is best to keep it off the ground using railway sleepers or blocks. This allows air to circulate under the container.


Can I send my container overseas?

If you buy a container from us you can take it overseas as long as you have a valid cert to prove it is seaworthy. We can help you with this. Our hire containers cannot be taken outside of the country.


How much space do I need to place my container?

Ensure there is enough space for Either SWING LIFT or HIAB

Swing Lift 20ft (Height: 5m / Width: 6m Length: 10m)

HIAB 20ft (Height: 7.5m / Width: 5m / Length: 10m)


Can I collect and deliver my own container?

Yes, you may collect your own container as long as you have the correct equipment.


What are the container sizes?

Shipping Container comes in three standard sizes. We stock 10ft Containers , 20ft containers and 40ft containers, for more details check Shipping Container Sizes. We also offer shipping container modifications NZ wide, in our purpose built workshop.


Do I need to insure my hire container?

Our containers are safe, secure and come with optional lock-boxes, but if you do have valuable items, it is best to insure the contents and container. Check with your insurance company for details.


Can I get a container painted in a preferred colour?

It's possible to get your container painted in most colours. Keep in mind the darker colours retain more heat.


What might I need a shipping container for?

There are many reasons why you may need a container:

  • Accommodation
  • Office space
  • General purpose storage and transport
  • Transporting dangerous goods
  • Frozen/Chilled Storage
  • Pop Up Shop/Bar/Eatery
  • And many many more!

With 40ft, 20ft and 10ft shipping containers for sale NZ wide and a huge range of modification options, we’re sure you’ll find just what you’re looking for.


I have a car in Auckland that needs to be stored, what can I do?

We have containers for sale in Auckland that are perfect for secure storage. If it’s just for a short time we also have containers for hire in Auckland. Enquire online today or call us on 0508 732 873.


I need to transport my possessions from the Waikato region, what’s the best way to do it?

Use a shipping container! We have containers for sale in Hamilton that can help you out. If you’d rather not own a container we also have containers for hire in Hamilton as well! We can also offer container removals and relocations.


I live in the Hawke’s Bay region and want to add some storage to my property. Will a container work?

Absolutely! And lucky for you, we have shipping containers for sale in Napier! If the storage is only temporary we also have containers for hire in Napier, and nationwide.


I saw an awesome shipping container home in Wellington and want to do that myself. Is it possible?

Yes, very possible. We have containers for sale in Wellington which can be modified to suit your needs. If you need something a bit more temporary we have containers for hire in Wellington as well. If you have any questions, contact us today via our website or phone.


I live in Christchurch and want to set up a cool little bar in the city. Can I use a shipping container?

You most certainly can! Thanks to the range of sizes and possible modifications available, we can turn a container into just about anything, including bars and eateries. We have shipping containers for sale in Christchurch for a permanent set up. If you need a more short term solution then we also have containers for hire in Christchurch.

ContainerCo is one of New Zealand’s top providers of shipping container hires, sales and modifications.

We have Shipping containers for sale or Lease / hire from 18 branches nationwide! Including Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch. Contact us today via our website or give us a call on 0508 732 873.


Contact us for more information, or freephone 0508 732 873