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General Purpose Shipping Containers for Sale

General purpose shipping containers have been the work horses of the international and domestic freight industry for over 35 years. Continuous improvement to the design and construction means that today’s general purpose shipping containers are more robust and economical than ever.

Available in 10′, 20′ and 40′ – standard height and high cube – general purpose shipping containers can move cargo between Asia and Australia,  used for safe and secure domestic storage or can be modified into a site office or portable workshop.

At Premier Shipping Containers we take pride in our rigorous quality control procedures when sourcing new & used general purpose shipping containers. These procedures ensure that the general purpose shipping container you choose will meet and exceed your expectations.

40ft Container

Refurbished Grade

Used Furniture Food Grade

Furniture Food Grade


Cargoworthy Grade


Industrial Grade

We'll help you choose a container that's right for you.

General Purpose Applications:

  • Mobile Warehouse
  • On-Site Self Storage
  • Plant & Machinery Storage
  • Construction Site Sheds
  • International Freight Transport
  • Domestic Freight
  • Self Pack Furniture Removals

Securely Store: 

Plant & machinery, documents, cars, motor parts, motorbikes, lawnmowers, shelving, packaging materials, TVs, electrical goods, building materials, retail items, canned goods, dry foodstuffs, furniture, carpets, paintings, DIY products, lighting, computers, clothing, animal feed, bottled water, mobile phones, shoes, furniture, ceramics, aggregates.

Shipping Container Construction and Dimensions

General Construction: Corrosion resistant Corten® steel construction.  Four high strength corner posts fitted with corner castings top and bottom, with interconnecting rails of high tensile steel, with corrugated steel side panels, roof panel and front wall.  Two pressed steel doors at rear of container, opening 270 degrees, with four hot dip galvanized locking bars, and fitted with watertight rubber seals.

From the Blog: What You Should Know About Corten Steel

Testing: All containers are checked on the production line for dimensions, door operation, quality of construction and water tightness.

Floors: Hardwood plywood or bamboo (or optionally 4.5mm steel checker plate).

Lock Box: An optional lock box can be fitted to the doors.

Ventilators 6m Standard & High Cube: Two ventilators are affixed, one on each side wall.

Ventilators 12m Standard & High Cube: Four ventilators are affixed, two on each side wall.

Load Securing 6m Standard & High Cube: Each internal corner post is fitted with three lashing bars.  Twenty lashing rings are fitted, five on each bottom and top rails.

Load Securing 12m Standard & High Cube: Each internal corner post is fitted with three lashing bars.  Forty lashing rings are fitted, ten on each bottom and top rails.

At Premier Box our containers are carefully inspected to make sure we're offering the right container for your needs.

Note: Measurements can vary so the below information should be used as a guide only.

 6m Standard6m High Cube12m Standard12m High Cube
Max Gross Weight30,480 kg30,480 kg32,500 kg32,500 kg
Tare Weight2,220 kg2,340 kg3,680 kg3,860 kg
External Length6056 mm6056 mm12192 mm1219 2mm
Internal Length5898 mm5898 mm12032 mm12032 mm
External Width2438 mm2438mm2438 mm2438 mm
Internal Width2352 mm2352 mm2352 mm2352 mm
External Height2592 mm2896 mm2592 mm2896 mm
Internal Height2392 mm2698 mm2392 mm2698 mm
Door Opening Width2340 mm2340 mm2340 mm2340 mm
Door Opening Height2280 mm2585 mm2280 mm2585 mm
Cubic Capacity33.2 cu/m37.5 cu/m67.7 cu/m76.4 cu/m 

For more information regarding general purpose shipping containers for sale, send us a quote request or please give us a call on 07 3888 3011

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