Shipping Container Hire

Container Hire In New Zealand

At NZBOX we believe in offering a solution that best fits each customer’s unique requirements and we are pleased to be able to offer a wide range of shipping container hire options.

Our shipping containers for hire are available in a range of sizes and types. The sizes range from our smallest 6 foot units, through to the standard sized 20ft and 40ft units, and everything in between! The standard sizes also come with the option of standard height and high cube. They are also available in a variety of different grades.

Our pricing is extremely competitive and starts at as low as $3.00 per day + delivery rate. We’re also extremely quick to react to order requests with a dedicated sales team and will do our best to help you out if you need to hire a container at short notice.

If all this sounds good to you feel free to get in touch or request a quote and we’ll do our best to help you out!


6ft Container

The 6ft container is our smallest container perfect for smaller sites, or building sites in between floors or when you just don’t require the capacity of a full shipping container. Ventilated and weather tight, they have a lockbox for added peace of mind.

7 ft beige shipping container

7ft Container

One of the most compact size in the NZBOX catalogue, these smaller, space efficient boxes offer a safe and secure storage option for properties and sites where space is limited. Truly brand new, they arrive within another box ensuring minimal en route wear and tear.

8ft container from NZBOX

8ft Container

8ft Containers are one of the smallest sized shipping containers available and one that is perfect for the safe and secure transport and storage of smaller items and goods. Perfect for garden sheds or where space is tight and only a mini container will fit.

9ft beige shipping container

9ft Container

Arriving into NZ within a 10′ High Cube, the NZBOX 9ft Containers stand almost as tall as a standard height container, with an internal height of over 2.3m, and yet offering a smaller footprint allowing for placement into smaller yards or building sites.

10ft container from NZBOX

10ft Container

10ft Containers are a popular choice for our customers who need a bit of extra storage around the home, often used for tools and/or furniture. As with the 8ft container the 10ft is perfect when a 20ft unit is too big and a 10ft is the right fit.

20ft Container from NZBOX

20ft Container

20ft Containers are your standard-sized shipping container used throughout the world for the safe and secure transport of goods. It’s the most popular choice of shipping container for freight and storage suited to a variety of needs.

40ft Container

40ft Containers are a great solution when you need more storage than a standard container, offering twice the space and capacity. 40ft containers offer the best value for money especially when transporting large quantities of smaller goods.


Reefer containers are insulated containers with a refrigeration unit and are a great solution for the transport/storage of perishable goods. All reefer containers get a pre-trip inspection to ensure your container is ready to plug in and run on delivery.

High Cube container from NZBOX

High Cube

High Cube containers are 300mm taller than a standard container in height and are made to accommodate oversized goods and items. They also give an increase in quantity and volume for smaller sized goods.

Double Door Container from NZBOX

Double Door

Double Door Containers have doors at both ends of the container making them more accessible allowing users to access the container at either end.

A dangerous goods container from NZBOX

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods containers are made for the safe storage and transport of hazardous and dangerous goods, compliant with health and safety standards.

Bulkie Container from NZBOX

Hospitality Containers

NZBOX Hospitality Containers are a distinctive layout, unique to NZBOX. They have been designed to provide vendors with the work and bench space they need whether it’s for a retail pop-up or a cafe. They are available in a range of sizes to suit your site.

A flat rack container from NZBOX

Flat Rack

Flat Racks are the strongest containers available and are specifically engineered for heavy-duty goods and materials. They are also frequently used as temporary bridges.

An Insulated Container from NZBOX


Insulated containers are a great option when a consistent ambient internal temperature needs to be maintained. They are essentially non-operating reefer containers.

Three Door Container from NZBOX

Office Containers

Our Office Shipping Containers come in a range of convenient sizes from 8ft through to a 40ft High Cube and are perfect for those on-site offices, providing portability to move to the next site. NZBOX Office Containers also come loaded with additional features & benefits.

Three Door Container from NZBOX

Three Door

Three Door Containers have two doors at one end and one door at the front end of the container making them extremely accessible and versatile.

Bulkie Container from NZBOX


Bulk Containers are designed for the carriage of bulk cargo which is not suitable for a standard shipping container and are incredibly robust.

Pallet Wide

Pallet Wide Containers are a special type of shipping container that are manufactured to maximise the number of standard sized pallets that can be stored and transported.

Open side container from NZBOX

Open Side

Open Side containers allow full side access and are the easiest containers to load and unload when oversized goods are involved.

An Open Top Container from NZBOX

Open Top

Open Top containers are another great option for oversized goods and top loading cargo and come with a tarpaulin for cover.

Frequently asked questions

Should I buy or hire a container?
The main question to ask yourself is whether you should buy or hire a shipping container. This can be a tricky decision if you’re unfamiliar with the costs involved or not completely sure on how long you need it for. For this we generally advise the following:

Do you need it for longer than 18 months? If yes…
We would usually recommend to customers that they buy rather than hire. Of course, this always depends on your budget. We are happy to rent containers for 10+ years if this is what the customer wants and suits their cash flow. For longer hire periods we can offer better hire rates.

Do you need it for less than 18 months? If yes…
The costs of hiring a container are a lot lower than purchasing for anything under 18 months. We would, therefore, recommend that you hire a container. If you are unsure as to which option is best for you, please get in touch with our specialist team.

Do you deliver containers for hire?
Yes. In fact, that is our preference for hire containers! At NZBOX we try to make the hiring process as smooth and easy as possible for our customers.

We can easily arrange container hire right across New Zealand with our depots located nationwide. We will happily organise the delivery of the shipping container if you require it and will pick it up at the end of the term.

Is there a minimum term for hire?
Most of our containers require a minimum of 2 months hire fees. Of course, you can have it for one day but you will be charged a 2 month minimum fee.

Retail and Pop up shops are charged on 1 month minimum and Dangerous Goods container require a 3 month minimum.

How quickly can you deliver a container for hire?
In most cases, we can get a container out to you within just a few days of receiving the required paperwork and deposit. However, this can vary depending on your delivery location and the type of box you are hiring.
Do you hire second hand containers?
Yes, you can hire second hand containers as well as new containers with a total of five different types of container ‘grades’ to choose from.

Choosing the right grade is important so spend some time thinking about what your expectations are of the container. If you want your container to look great and keep the neighbours happy then we recommend going with a new one. If appearance is not important, you are on a budget and it doesn’t need to be wind and watertight then you should choose one of the lower grades like an economy grade.

Information about the different grades is available on the container product pages.

Do you also sell containers?
Yes, we offer containers for sale as well as hire within New Zealand. Hiring works well for a requirement of less than 18 months, however, if you require one longer, then buying is the way to go.

We sell five different ‘grades’ of container. If you are interested in buying a container, then check out our container sales page

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