Purpose and features of a shipping container

A shipping container, also commonly called a cargo or freight container, are used to store and transport goods from one location to another by means of rail, road or sea. Shipping containers are made of corten steel, a high tensile anti-corrosion steel, that is not only strong but both secure and durable, capable of surviving extreme conditions. They all have double opening doors at one end with locking bars and catches. The steel units have timber flooring tested for a safe storage load of 24 – 30 tonne and air vents for air circulation.


They are also very secure and virtually vandal proof. For added security you can ask to have your shipping container installed with a lockbox to secure further your padlock from bolt cutters. There are three common standard lengths 10′ (3m), 20 ft (6.1 m), 40 ft (12.2 m) and 45 ft (13.7 m) and are the standard container height is 8’6″ (2.6m). There are also High Cube Shipping Containers that are an extra foor taller in height. For more information or a quote on a shipping container please call Shipping Containers on 1800 006 162.

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New & Used Shipping Containers

We not only sell new shipping container, but have a range of secondhand shipping containers available to suit most budgets. We have refurbished shipping containers that have been serviced and resprayed to look near new, or we have B Grade containers that are straight off the stack and sold as is. Our large of new and used shipping containers are available at all of our Australian depots, and can be delivered anywhere across the country via side loader or tilt tray.

Our shipping containers are perfect for storing furniture, personal effects, cars, tools, farming equipment, machinery and more… they’re the ideal storage solution.

Our 10′ shipping containers, 20′ shipping containers and 40′ shipping containers feature:

  • High quality solid steel structural components

  • Timber flooring

  • Standard double doors that open to a full 270°

  • New & used shipping containers available with fast delivery

  • Security lock box available on request

Optional accessories include:

  • Fully painted inside and out – large range of colours

  • Whirlybirds

  • Air vents
  • Additional doors

  • Container ramps

  • Heavy duty shelving

Shipping Container Hire

We also offer long and short term shipping container hire options for those not looking to purchase a container outright. Our container hire options are priced at a competitive rate. For more information call us on 1800 006 162 or fill out the shipping container hire quote form.

15.4 m3 33.2 m3 67 m3
30,480 kg 30,480 kg
1,500 kg 2,360 kg 3,980 kg
Length Width Height
3.10 m
2.44 m
2.59 m
10' Internal 2.98 m 2.35 m 2.38 m
20' External 6.05 m
2.44 m
2.59 m
20' Internal 5.90 m 2.35 m 2.38 m
40' External 12.19 m
2.44 m
2.59 m
40' Internal 12.01 m 2.35 m 2.38 m
Door Size 2.34 m 2.28 m

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