Container sales

8ft shipping containers

8ft shipping containers also known as “mini cubes” are one of the smallest sized containers we supply and are becoming an increasingly popular option for our customers. They are a great solution when space is at a premium, though they have more storage capacity than you might actually think. Popular uses for our 8ft shipping containers include the storage of garden equipment, tools, furniture, documents, sporting and outdoor equipment and more. A good point of difference with the 8ft is that they are shipped inside a 10ft container meaning it’s one of the only containers we can actually say arrives in NZ with its own packaging and is “brand” new.

8ft Shipping Container for Sale

With 8 – 9 cubic metres of storage space the 8ft containers provide generous storage capacity in a small package. With standing room of almost 2m, they are large enough to accommodate your tools, household goods, or whatever else you might be needing to keep safe, dry and secure.
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
  • 7.96 – 9.95cbm internal storage

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

External Dimensions

Length 2438 – 2489mm, Width 2000 – 2200mm, Height 2000 – 2305mm

Inner Dimensions

Length 2287 – 2338mm, Width 1912 – 2112mm, Height 1821 – 2126mm

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?

As previously mentioned, 8ft containers are a great storage solution when you don’t require something as big as a standard 20ft container. They also make great containers for modification and are regularly converted into offices, kiosks and retail spaces.

Should I buy an 8ft or a 10ft 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 the 8ft container. There is quite a difference in price between an 8ft versus a 10ft container so if everything looks like it will fit into an 8ft container then it’s definitely the better value for money choice.

Do you sell second hand 8ft containers?

At this stage we do not sell second hand 8ft containers. The reason is because 8ft 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 8ft shipping container!

NZBOX Google Review Products

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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