Container hire

7ft shipping containers

NZBOX 7 foot shipping containers punch well above their weight for a safe, secure, weatherproof storage option. 

7ft Shipping Container for Hire

The 7ft container is a specialised size, perfect for smaller sites, 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 – perfect to pair with an NZBOX shipping grade padlock for an extra layer of security!

  • Constructed with steel frames, fully vertically corrugated steel side and end walls, die-stamped corrugated steel roof, corrugated double hinged doors
  • Made from extremely tough Corten Steel
  • Exterior x 3 coats of Paint. Interior 2 x coats of paint
  • Marine Plywood Floor
  • Lockbox – For added security
  • Full door seals to ensure weather tightness and vermin proof
  • Forklift Pockets – For onsite moves
  • Easy Open Door
  • Approx 5.57 – 6.62cbm internal storage

Delivery Options: Hiab truck unless the customer has a forklift on site. It can then be delivered with a flat deck.


Length 2235mm, Width 1780 – 1800mm, Height 1740 – 2045mm

Inner Dimensions

Length 2084mm, Width 1692 – 1712mm, Height 1561 – 1866mm

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 the dimensions of a 7ft shipping container?

As detailed above, the dimensions of our 7ft shipping containers are as follows: 

Length 2235mm, Width 1780 – 1800mm, Height 1740 – 2045mm

The internal dimensions of our 7ft shipping containers are:

Length 2084mm, Width 1692 – 1712mm, Height 1561 – 1866mm

This allows for approximately 5.57-6.62cbm of internal storage. To find the dimensions of all our shipping containers, check out the specific dimensions page.

Should I buy a 6ft, 7ft, 8ft or a 9ft container?

It really depends on how much you have to store and the length of what you are storing. We would suggest measuring what your largest items are to ensure they fit inside our second-smallest 7ft container. There is quite a difference in price between the different size containers so if everything looks like it will fit into a smaller container then it’s definitely the better value-for-money choice. When choosing between containers, you have to consider what you need to store now and what you may need to store in the future.

Do you sell second hand 7ft containers?

At this stage we do not sell second hand 7ft containers. The reason is because 7ft containers are still a very new design and no second-hand market has yet developed in NZ. We envisage having some ex-hire stock to sell in by 2024.

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 7ft shipping container!

NZBOX Google Review Products

We have dealt with Reuben on numerous occasions now. Very easy from start to finish. We have had containers delivered and moved around numerous times. Reuben organised Saturday mornings for the containers so it did not disrupt our manufacturing. Containers were in great condition. Would recommend NZBOX to anyone wanting containers.

Lee Hague, March 2024

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