Shipping containers are for so much more than just transporting goods. They can serve a wide range of purposes, most of which involve a life far from any ocean. If you are looking to hire or buy a shipping container for shipping goods overseas or another purpose entirely, Shipping Containers can help.

Our decades of experience as trusted suppliers of shipping containers makes us the ideal choice. We offer a range of shipping containers to suit all needs and size requirements with a specialised customisation and modification service available as needed.

Types Of Shipping Containers

There is a huge amount of variety when it comes to shipping containers. Most of us are familiar with the general-purpose containers and standard sizes that include 10, 20 and 40 feet. But beyond that, there are specific containers built for shipping just about any item you can imagine.

Types of shipping containers that we offer include:

  • General-purpose shipping containers
  • Refrigerated shipping containers
  • Insulated shipping containers
  • Dangerous goods shipping containers
  • High cube shipping containers
  • Side opening shipping containers
  • Open top shipping containers
  • Flat rack shipping containers
  • Tunnel shipping containers
  • Half-height shipping containers and more.

The best container for your needs will depend on the goods you intend to ship and the required accessibility.

In the case of a modification, a general-purpose container is the most appropriate choice. You will simply need to select one or more shipping containers that are in good condition and the correct size for your project. A 20 feet by 8 feet shipping container provides 160 square feet of internal area. A 40 feet by 8 feet shipping container delivers 320 square feet of internal area.

Are Shipping Containers Safe?

Shipping containers are very safe. Whether you intend to send them on a sea voyage with precious cargo or create a diversified living or working space, shipping containers are a safe option.

Shipping containers are made from maritime grade steel, making them very structurally sound. When you buy a shipping container for repurposing, however, it is still recommended to purchase one without dents or damage to the exterior.

Newer containers are also preferred as they have had less exposure to the chemicals used to keep insects and vermin out while at sea.

What Can I Use A Shipping Container For?

If you are looking for a cost-effective and versatile building option, shipping containers are it. Being leak-proof and sturdy, shipping containers can be used for just about every purpose imaginable including:

  • Pop up shops and cafes
  • Backyard studios
  • Full house builds
  • Site offices
  • Bathroom facilities at events or job sites
  • Tiny house living
  • Classrooms
  • Airbnb rentals
  • Portable storage
  • Pools (they are completely watertight)
  • Granny flats
  • Gyms
  • Greenhouses
  • Portable medical facilities
  • Saunas
  • Stacked apartment blocks and more!

How you use your modified container is entirely up to your imagination. At Shipping Containers we have access to designers experienced in modifying containers and creating efficient, impressive spaces.

Shipping containers can easily have windows and doors added, be wired for electricity and lighting and be fitted with all the same comforts as a traditional building. An upside to electing to use one or more shipping containers in your building project is that you are contributing to a more sustainable future.

Thousands and thousands of shipping containers are retired from their original purpose each year. By purchasing or hiring aged containers for use on land you are giving them a new lease on life and making a more eco-friendly choice.

How Much Does A Shipping Container Hire Or Purchase Cost

When you see shipping containers for sale, you may note that they have vastly different purchase prices. The cost of your hire or purchase will come down to a few factors, most important of which will be its age, condition and size.

For an accurate idea of cost, we recommend speaking with our experts. They will ascertain the type and size of container best suited for your needs and work with you to find the most affordable option.

Why Choose Us?

At Shipping Containers, we know the industry inside and out. We only stock containers of exceptional quality both for sale and hire and offer outstanding customer service with every interaction.

When you work with our team, you are assured of honest, helpful and comprehensive service. We remain in contact throughout the entire process and are available at any time to answer any questions you may have.

Speak to our friendly team today to learn more on 1300 284 896.