Shipping Containers Sales and Hire
New and Used Shipping Containers for Sale Australia-Wide
We generally hold stocks of new and used 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers and a variety of other specialty containers in each State capital city and in some regional centres across Australia. If we do not have what you are looking for in your location, chances are that we can get it for you. So if you are looking for containers for sale, do not hesitate to call us to discuss your needs. We are also the experts at container moving.
General Purpose Containers For Sale:
Are generally available in new and used 40 foot and 20 foot sizes and as refurbished 10 foot units. These are the most commonly available containers for sale. 10 foot containers are not generally manufactured as new units. They are usually cut down and refurbished 20 foot or 40 foot containers and are made to order as required. There is a significant cost involved in converting a larger container to a 10 foot container and together with the fact that they are fully refurbished to A grade condition when converted, they are usually more expensive to buy than a normal A grade used 20 or 40 foot container. General purpose containers are 8 feet 6 inches high and are not quite two (2) standard pallets wide inside.
High Cube Containers:
Are generally available in 20' and 40' sizes but are 12 inches (30cm) taller. They are also often made slightly wider so as to accommodate two standard pallets side by side.
Refrigerated and Insulated Containers:
Available in 40 foot, 20 foot and some other specialty sizes. Insulated containers are often simply non-operating refrigerated containers with the refrigeration unit either no longer working or removed.
Shipping containers can be made or modified to specifications that suit almost any use. They can be made to provide living accommodation, office units, self storage units, amenities blocks, contain tanks to transport fuels and other liquids, house generators and other machinery, transport bulk grain, have open tops for high loads, have side doors, doors at each end, etc etc. In short, shipping containers can generally be made longer, shorter, wider or higher to accommodate any use.
Container Dimensions: Shipping container dimensions are generally expressed internationally in feet and inches (imperial measurements). For all basic container dimensions in both imperial and metric measurements see our chart on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Describing Used Shipping Containers: We do our best to avoid the industry jargon. For example, you may have heard people describe containers as A grade or B grade etc. Those terms are rarely explained by the person using them. They also often mean different things to different people. These terms are therefore, in reality, fairly meaningless. Ideally however an A grade container should mean a container that is reasonably new but which may still have two or three professional repairs. B grade containers may be 8 to 12 years old and may have more than three professional repairs. Both A grade and B grade containers should be reasonably presentable and should be guaranteed as weather-proof with good doors and good door seals.
It is important to note that all containers, including new ones, can arrive with marks or scrapes on them. Their size, weight and the manner in which they are transported means that it is unlikely that even a new container will arrive in pristine condition.