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Questions and Answers About Shipping Containers

How much can I fit into a container?

Our containers come in 6m (20ft) and 12m (40ft) lengths, and standard height and high cube configurations. Our smallest shipping container is a 6m (20ft) standard, this provides 33.2cu/m of space, enough room for the contents of an average three bedroom home.

Calculator to determine total volume of goods and shipping container size needed

Use our handy shipping container volume calculator to estimate your shipping container size needs.

 

How quickly can I have a sale container delivered?

Usually within 24 hours after placing your order and meeting payment terms. We have a network of depots and will deliver from the nearest one to you.

Can you supply new containers or purpose built containers?

Yes, we have arrangements with both Australian and overseas manufacturers.

How quickly can I have a hire container delivered?

Subject to satisfactory credit checks, usually within 24 hours after placing your order. We have a network of depots and will deliver from the nearest one to you.

Can I have a collection or delivery at the weekend or outside normal working hours?

Yes, however there may be a premium charge for this.

Can I paint your hire container a different colour?

No, if you alter the colour there will be charge to restore it. However, under an operating lease agreement, we can provide a container in the colour of your choice.

Can I place my container on grass or in a field?

No, you must have level ground, ideally this should be a concreted surface. If you do not have a concrete surfaces, wooden sleepers or concrete blocks can be used.

From the Blog: The Best Way to Build a Level Foundation For Your Shipping Container

Can I buy my rental container?

No, not unless it is specified in your original hire agreement.

Can I return my container earlier than the minimum rental period?

Yes you can, However if you do you will be charged for the full rental period.

Do I need to insure the container?

Yes, you need to insure against all risks and at least up to the replacement value on your lease.

Can I claim against you for damaged or lost stock?

You are responsible for your stock; therefore, you must insure against all risk.

Can I collect the container myself?

This may be possible; however there will be a depot handling charge for lifting the container on or off your vehicle and the vehicle must comply with Health and Safety regulations.

What type of shipping container should I choose for storage?

Think of a shipping container as another storage room. You can use it to keep anything you would put in a warehouse, storeroom or shed. Choose 6m or 12m lengths and the door configuration that works best for your situation.

What range of items do people store in your containers?

Almost everything under the sun - here is just a small sample from a very long list...

Cards, cars, motor parts, motorbikes, lawnmowers, shelving, packaging materials, TVs, electrical goods, building materials, retail items, canned goods, dry foodstuffs, fireworks, furniture, carpets, paintings, paint, lighting, computers, clothing, animal feed, bottled water, mobile phones, shoes, furniture, ceramics, aggregates, gas testing pipes, biscuits, tea, sweets.