Finding a Shipping Container Hire

27 Feb

Containers better known as shipping containers are built with strength in mind.  The containers must be strong enough to withstand storage shipment and handling.  Containers are available in many different sizes with the most popular being 20 ft and 40 ft. There are several companies that offer these shipping containers for hire. Here is a guide as to how you can go about choosing the best company from which to hire a shipping container.

Your Location

It is more practical to find a company that is closer to where you are for prompt and cheap delivery. There are companies who deliver for free, and others charge a small fee if you are nearer. Compare the prices of several local companies to get the best offer.

The Company's Reputation

Every shipping container company will advertise as their service is the best, but it takes more than an advert to prove this.  A company that has been around for many years already knows all about the industry and will not sacrifice their reputation which they have struggled to build for a long time.

The Cost

It is advisable that one shops around and compare the prices to have an idea of how much a shipping container should normally cost. While the cheapest is not always the best option, knowing the price range of different companies will give you a better edge when asking for a deal from a company.

ISO Standards

If you are using the NZ Box Containers to transport goods, you must confirm that it conforms to ISO standard sizing to avoid problems with transporters.  If not, there is no transporter who will be willing to move your container.

The Size

Shipping containers are available in various sizes from 10 ft, 20 ft and 40 ft being the most common sizes.  Make sure that you have enough space to accommodate the container. Allocate at least 1.5 meters extra space on all sides to ensure it fits.

The Grade of the Shipping Container

Used shipping NZ Box Containers come in varying grades based on their condition, usually grades A, B, and C.  Grade A means that the container is a perfect condition, almost as new. Grade B says the container is still in good shape while C means that the shipping container is in a fair condition.

Also, depending on how you intend to be using the shipping container, you need to consider any repairs or adjustments that require being done on the container. For example, if you will be using it for storage purposes, you may want to modify the door and buy new locks for security. Learn more about storage at

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