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8ft shipping containers

The 8ft shipping container is becoming increasingly popular as a storage or transport solution. An 8ft shipping container is the perfect space saving option; it is compact but has enough space to store a variety of equipment or goods. These practical containers are often used to safely store furniture, outdoor equipment, gardening tools, documents and much more. They might be small, but they pack in much more storage room than you might think.

8ft Shipping Container for Hire

Constructed from quality materials, an 8ft container is a space saving unit that is suitable for the safe storage or transportation of goods. Whether you want to store or transport goods, hiring an 8ft container is an effective solution that will help you maximise available space.

Benefits of the 8ft containers include:

  • Constructed with steel frames, corrugated steel side and end walls, die-stamped corrugated steel roofs and either wooden or bamboo flooring
  • Made from extremely tough Corten Steel
  • Secure lockbox for security
  • Full door seals to vermin proof and keep weather tight
  • Forklift pockets for onsite moves

Delivery Options: We can deliver with a Hiab truck, unless the customer has a forklift on site, in which case it can be delivered with a flat deck.

External Dimensions

Length 2438 – 2488mm, Width 2000 – 2200mm, Height 2000 – 2260mm

Inner Dimensions

Length 2287mm, Width 1912 – 2112mm, Height 1821 – 2059mm

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

What are 8ft containers used for?

Our 8ft shipping containers are one of the smallest of our containers but are proving popular for those who aren’t looking for a full shipping container but need something portable. Ventilated and weather-tight, these can also be a great option for adding storage around the home.

What is the capacity of an 8ft shipping container?

Our 8ft shipping containers, both for hire and for sale, have a total capacity of approximately 9.95 cu.m. They weigh 950kg with a total payload of 5,050 kg.

What is the size of an 8ft shipping container?

Our 8ft shipping containers are the smallest container we offer for hire at NZBOX and they have the following dimensions:


Length 2438 – 2488mm, Width 2000 – 2200mm, Height 2000 – 2260mm


Length 2287mm, Width 1912 – 2112mm, Height 1821 – 2059mm

You can find out more about the dimensions of all our shipping containers on our dedicated Dimensions page.

Can we arrange our own transport?

Yes, you can if you are buying your container. If you are hiring, we prefer to arrange transport so we know where the container is placed.  If the transport is arranged by the customer for hire, we would usually charge a bond. Please remember we do deal with a lot of transport companies and in most cases would be able to offer the best possible transport rate. Chains are also required to transport an 8ft shipping container!

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Saved NZBOX website for some time, final trigger pulled few weeks ago, this company is far more than brilliant, Reuben is such a “rare species” in the market who can have everything handled and arranged proactively, thoroughly, efficiently and seamlessly. This is our first NZBOX container, and it’s surely not the last! Thank you Reuben for your great product and service, I’ll be back again!

Alan Gioro, April 2023

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