40ft Shipping Containers

SEA Containers NZ provides a leading range of quality second-hand and new shipping containers for sale or hire. A 40ft container is a versatile solution for a wide variety of purposes, including commercial and residential conversions, international shipping, domestic transport, events, agricultural uses and, can even be used to store goods and vehicles. 40-foot units are available in standard and high cube size with doors at both ends for easy access, loading and unloading. Our 40ft ISO containers are weather-resistant, vermin-proof, secure and durable.

If you are seeking to buy 40-foot shipping containers, SEA Containers NZ is your one-stop shop. We offer 40ft storage containers for sale in a selection of new and used conditions. All of our 40ft storage containers are guaranteed 100% wind and watertight, so when you buy a 40ft container with us, durability is guaranteed. Our A-grade new 40ft containers have been used for just one cargo journey from China, so they are in optimum condition. Our A-grade new 40ft containers generally have vents in the sidewalls and are built with marine plywood floors and lockboxes as standard for added security. We also offer a premium option with interior and exterior walls painted in the colour of your choice.

Our used 40-foot units for sale combine quality you can trust with great value for money. The container grades available are B-grade/second-hand quality and C-grade, “as-is” condition, both with an optional lockbox. Our B-grade units have been used for shipping worldwide and may have minor damage, surface rust or repairs but are seaworthy when updated with a valid CSC plate. Our C-grade used containers for sale are supplied “as-is”, with previous repairs, dents and rust likely, and are ideal for various storage applications. All grades of our 40ft containers are guaranteed to be wind and watertight.

SEA Containers NZ also offers 40ft shipping container hire. Choose from short or long-term leasing plans to suit your requirements. We supply all sizes of containers across our nationwide network of depots. We aim to deliver all orders to metropolitan areas within 24-48 hours, allowing a little longer for rural areas.

Our 40ft shipping container prices vary depending on unit grade and your transport needs. Get in touch with our friendly team today to get an accurate quote.

If you are looking for a 40-foot shipping container in New Zealand to ship domestic or commercial cargo, we are happy to help. We provide NZ-wide delivery of our 40ft shipping containers via our strategically positioned container depot network. Contact us today to arrange delivery to your location, anywhere in New Zealand.

40ft Standard Shipping Container Dimensions

 

EXTERNAL

INTERNAL

Length

12.19m

12.03m

Width

2.44m

2.35m

Height

2.6m

2.39m

Weight

3,470kg

 

40ft High Cube Shipping Container Dimensions

 

EXTERNAL

INTERNAL

Length

12.19m

12.03m

Width

2.44m

2.35m

Height

2.9m

2.7m

Weight

3,660kg

 

FAQs

Are 40ft containers that common?

40ft and 20ft containers make up more than 80% of the total number of containers in the world. They are the ideal transportation and safe storage solution for large quantities of goods, sporting equipment, machinery and non-perishable items.

Should I hire a 40 foot standard height or high cube container?

Whether you choose a 40ft general purpose shipping container or a high cube depends on what you are storing and if you need the extra headroom. High cube containers have an additional 30cm which, across the span of 40ft adds considerably more volume. However, if you are looking to save a few dollars and don’t need the extra storage space offered by this high capacity container type, the standard height would be more suitable, as they are often cheaper and more likely to come under a special offer.

How do I look after my container?

Ensure your container’s contents are dry before you put them inside to reduce moisture build-up. Regularly apply oil to lubricate the hinges and locking bars. Try to keep some space free at the top of the unit and down the sides so the air can circulate.