Container hire

20ft shipping containers

As the standard sized shipping container, 20ft containers are the most popular option. With a variety of extra features and accessories available, a 20ft container is a versatile space saving solution. Whether you need to provide more storage at home or work, you need to transport cargo, or you need a temporary building site office, a 20ft container is the perfect choice. Take your pick from new or economy grade containers to hire!

20ft Shipping Container for Hire

20ft containers are designed to withstand extreme weather temperatures, making them a versatile option for many uses. The high-quality materials used to build these containers ensure that they are strong and watertight. If you need to safely transport goods, or store extra product, a 20ft container is an ideal option. 20ft shipping containers are a popular choice for many business and homeowners; hiring one is the perfect space saving or transport solution.

Made from tough Corten Steel, these containers feature steel frames, corrugated steel side and end walls, die-stamped corrugated steel roofs, wooden or bamboo flooring and double hinged doors.

  • Exterior has three coats of paint. Interior has 2 coats of paint
  • A secure lockbox
  • Full door seals to ensure the container is weather tight and vermin proof
  • Forklift pockets for easy moving
  • Double locking gear or easy opening door

Delivery Options: Hiab truck or flat deck, unless you have a forklift onsite.


Length 6058mm, Width 2438mm, Height 2591mm

Inner Dimensions

Length 5900mm, Width 2352mm, Height 2393mm

Our Range

If this shipping container is not quite the right size for your requirements, we have lots of alternative sizes available for sale including 6ft, 7ft, 8ft, 9ft and 10ft containers. Of course, if you are looking for something bigger, we also have 20ft and 40ft containers for hire and sale. Looking for alternative sizes? Check out all our shipping containers for sale or hire or quickly view the most popular sizes below. We also have speciality shipping containers available for sale and hire including High Cube, Reefer, Dangerous Goods, Office Containers and Hospitality Containers.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have second hand 20ft containers for hire?
Yes, as well as offering new (one way trip) 20ft shipping containers for hire, we also have a range of second hand shipping containers of different grades from Standard to Economy Grade. More information about the different grades can be found above.
What can 20ft containers be used for?
The real question is what can’t 20ft containers be used for. Easily the most commonly used type of container, the 20ft shipping container has been the go-to choice for the transportation and storage of goods for decades. They are also frequently used for container modification and are able to be converted into cafes, bars, restaurants, offices, retail stores, sleep outs, homes and more.
Can I use them for shipping my personal effects overseas or around the country?
Yes, we can assist with both options. For international purposes, your container will need to have the correct certification. All New NZBOX containers come with a standard 5 year international certificate. For second-hand containers we can arrange a 12 month certificate for a small fee. For domestic transport, NZBOX can arrange this anywhere around the country using our container relocations service.
How much can you fit in a 20ft shipping container?

A 20ft shipping container offers approximately 1,170 cubic feet of storage space, making it a versatile option for various storage and shipping needs. In terms of capacity, a standard 20ft container can typically hold up to 9-10 standard pallets in one tier or accommodate around 33-35 cubic meters of cargo. This size is commonly used for transporting goods internationally, storing inventory for businesses, or converting them into temporary structures such as pop-up shops, offices, or housing units.

NZBOX Google Review Products

​The team were Amazing to deal with from the first phone call to delivery of our new 20ft container! Within 2 days of ordering it , we received it yesterday! Even the delivery driver was a good operator and made sure no damages or issues happened. The container looks so good and so does the inside of it. Highly recommend and the price was unbeatable when comparing to other companies!

Martin Hearts for Makamba, February 2024

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