Why A Shipping Container Is The Perfect Tool For Hospitality

Why Do People Use Shipping Containers?

As a business, you may be doing everything in your power to decrease carbon emissions and footprint – who would have thought that a shipping container could be your answer? While there is a potential sustainability benefit with transitioning to a shipping container kitchen/cafe/restaurant – there may also be a commercial benefit.  

As an all-encompassing guide to understanding shipping container hospitality, read this blog to learn how your establishment can benefit from one. We will explore several different aspects of how a shipping container can be your tool for saving money and providing customers with a unique experience. 

Construction and Rent Costs Minimised

If you have a lot of land that you can envision being a popular location for a cafe or eatery, take advantage of this unique opportunity with the help of shipping containers. 

Understandably, you may need some container modifications to ensure that you have all the necessary fixtures and fittings for a successful kitchen. No problem; ContainerCo is here to help. We have a spectacular team of shipping container experts that can accommodate your requirements and ensure you enter the cafe or restaurant world with your best foot forward. 

If your cafe or restaurant requires upgrades, take comfort in knowing that upgrading a shipping container kitchen is far simpler than dealing with a typical building. Don’t worry about unnecessary journeys through the seating area, as the shipping container has all of the equipment needed within reach. 

Also, remember that your shipping container cafe won’t be stuck with harsh rent bills that can be astronomical. A shipping container has the capability to cut costs across the board.

Read ‘Shipping Container Modifications Into Cafes” for more information. 

Food Storage

Although shipping containers can make for an all-encompassing option for any restaurant, you may be an established eatery already but require additional storage. This is where the 20 ft shipping container can benefit your business. 

Kitchens may be an ideal location to keep your goods; however, you may be operating on a large scale. ContainerCo offers several refrigerated shipping containers (or reefers) that can solve the issue of stock in a second. A 20ft long fridge may be the key you’ve been missing, which can propel your business to another level of efficiency. 

Perfect For Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

Utilising a shipping container for your restaurant, cafe or bar will save so much stress. Thanks to the simplicity of the design, electricity, gas and water can all be easily installed. If space is an issue, you can even fuse a few shipping containers together to increase the space. 

The possibilities are truly endless; there are even some bar establishments that set up shop in a shipping container. They can even decorate and arrange the outside area to be an artificial beer garden. While you have a dedicated space to dispense your drinks, you can customise the surrounding area to fit the vibe of your pub, cafe or restaurant. 

A Healthy and Sustainable Alternative To Conventional Buildings

It might surprise some, but shipping containers are more likely to be hygienic than kitchens in conventional restaurants. The sheer size of shipping containers makes them far easier to clean, as everything is within reach. 

This same small footprint factor also makes for a more sustainable operation in this environmentally-conscious world. There are several customer groups that will actively purchase from establishments that are conscientious of the planet, so why not try and maximise your business potential? 


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. In addition, 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, hire or buy yours at ContainerCo today! 

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

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