20ft Containers 

20ft shipping containers are sturdy and versatile freight and extra storage solutions. They are perfect for conversion projects – create a pop-up restaurant, a temporary workshop, or build a house. Able to withstand harsh weather conditions, these lockable 20-foot shipping containers stand safe and secure in any location.

SEA Containers NZ are here to help with our nationwide network of depots and friendly staff.

SEA Containers NZ supplies 20-foot second-hand and new containers for sale, which are the industry standard size for mobile storage and intermodal transportation. A 20-foot shipping container is suitable for international shipping, the domestic shipment of cargo, storing furniture during renovations, or creating an on-site construction office. Our containers are sometimes manufactured with doors at both ends and are easy to load, access and manage. These Corten steel containers can easily hold high-density products such as heavy-duty equipment, machinery or dried grains while remaining within acceptable 20-foot shipping container weight limits. They also function well as on-site lockable safe storage for construction and building companies.

We can also provide refrigerated containers. These containers, also known as reefers, can operate at temperatures between -20°C and +25°C. This makes them the obvious choice if you need to transport various items on separate occasions. Our refrigerated containers that are supplied within NZ are sold with a machine warranty for peace of mind.

Save more with a used shipping container; ideal for agricultural and industrial use and domestic and export shipping.

Our 20-foot shipping containers for sale and hire are structurally sound, watertight, and wind-tight to consistently maintain your items in premium conditions.

Hire a container for temporary or seasonal storage. We can supply side-opening, double-door, and flat-rack containers. If you need a container to store dangerous goods, choose a dangerous goods container featuring easy access doors on one end. If you need extra space for moving cargo, a high capacity shipping container, a high cube container could be what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re after short or long term arrangements, we’ve got affordable leasing options to meet your budget, storage needs, and size requirements.

Our 20-foot container prices reflect the container’s condition and your transport needs. We offer container modifications, including refrigeration, lockboxes, and company logos. Get in touch with our friendly team to request a quote for a customised container.

Here at SEA Containers NZ, each 20ft container ships using a side-loading swing lift or HIAB crane truck to ensure your container’s safe and successful delivery. Contact us today to arrange your purchase or hire and delivery of your container anywhere in New Zealand.

20ft Standard Height Shipping Container Dimensions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the standard size of a 20ft container?

20-foot container’s internal dimensions are 5.9 metres long, 2.39 metres high and 2.35 metres wide with approximately 33.2m³ of space. The internal dimensions of 20-foot high-cube containers allow an extra 4.2m3 of capacity.

How much can we load in a 20ft container?

A 20-foot container is spacious enough to store the contents of a standard three-bedroom home and can generally be loaded up to 27.5 tons (25,400kg contents only).

How much would a container cost?

Depending on the container grade, location, and associated transport costs, our 20-foot containers can range in price. Find out more here about our shipping container pricing and leasing options.

Do I need to prepare the ground before my shipping container is delivered?

Yes, before we deliver your unit, we recommend laying paving slabs so the container’s four corner castings sit on a solid base. If the surface is uneven, the doors may not open fully and may cause the body to twist. Our delivery drivers use a HIAB truck or side-loading swing lift, so advise us of any restrictions before placing your order.