Shipping Container Hire

Alongside our range of shipping containers for sale,  SEA Containers offers affordable and convenient high-quality shipping containers for hire and lease.

We have an array of options available, including short and long-term leasing plans for home or company use.  We can supply all sizes of storage containers across our network of depots, New Zealand-wide. Enjoy rates from as low as $5 plus GST per day plus associated relocation charges.

At SEA Containers, we can generally deliver within 24 to 48 hours to central metropolitan locations, subject to payment and paperwork completion. Rural regions can take a little longer. 

Shipping containers for sale or hire are affordable and practical storage solutions. Our new and used shipping containers provide additional robust, secure and vermin-proof space. Our units are available in a variety of grades to suit most purposes.

Finding suitable shipping container solutions is predominantly based on the type of products you intend to store.

Our most popular services are 20ft and 40ft used shipping containers, for:

  • Self-storage of home furniture while renovating or housing excess household items
  • Company storage solutions
  • Portable buildings for events or construction sites
  • Onsite lockable storage for construction and building companies

Are you looking for shipping container solutions to store non-perishable products?  SEA Containers is a New Zealand-wide shipping container provider, but we are small enough to maintain that personal touch and provide outstanding customer service.

Our rates are always highly competitive, and we have many happy and satisfied customers. Contact us to request a quote today. Phone us at our head office at Tauranga on 0508 732266 or email the sales team at [email protected].

Specialist & Refrigerated Container Hire

A refrigerated unit, otherwise known as a reefer, has its own stand-alone, self-powered cooling system. These devices are ideal for storing food, drink, or other perishables that must be kept at a specific temperature. Our reefers are available in standard 3-phase 20ft or 40ft, plus we offer 20ft single phase reefers too. 

Many customers throughout New Zealand currently rent shipping containers from us, ready fitted with customised products to suit their home or business needs. These include shelving systems, personal access doors, windows, lighting, roller doors, and a myriad of other options.

We also offer other specialist units:

  • To store dangerous goods
  • With side openings or double doors for heavy or unusually shaped cargo
  • With a flat rack for transporting machinery

Request a quote from our team by phone or email now. Speak with any of our Sales Managers who will be happy to answer any questions on container rental.

Container Hire Relocations

Did you know that you can arrange shipping containers for hire or sale from one city and return to other locations around New Zealand? We specialise in inner-city, inter-city, and inter-island container relocations. Speak to our Operations Manager, Scott, about a door-to-door delivery rate from our depot to your home or business. For modification products, view our range of solutions.

We focus on quality products and outstanding customer service for all New Zealanders. Contact our team by phone or email today, and choose SEA Containers as your local shipping container provider in NZ.


How do I hire a shipping container?

Email our friendly sales team at [email protected] or call us on 0508 732266. We will help you with a personalised solution to meet your container hire requirements.

How much does it cost to rent a container?

Enjoy affordable short and long-term options – our prices start from just $5 plus GST per day. We offer unit modification options to suit your needs, including refrigeration, lockboxes, and company logos. Contact our friendly team to discuss customised hire solutions.

Do you have refrigerated containers for hire?

Yes. Reefers operate at temperatures between minus 20 °C and 18 °C, the ideal temperature range for storing and transporting temperature-sensitive items. Request a quote here.

Can I hire used shipping containers?

Yes, you can. Hire used containers as temporary offices, food trucks, or as barricades at outdoor events. Utilise our refurbished, structurally sound, wind and watertight units for agricultural and industrial purposes and domestic and export shipping.

Should I buy or hire a container?

Hiring is ideal for short-term uses such as a portable building, shipping, and temporary storage. Buying is an excellent idea for long-term arrangements. If you purchase a unit and decide later that you no longer need it, you can re-sell it and recover your investment.

Do you deliver containers for hire?

Yes. We use either a HIAB crane truck or a side loading swinglift to transport our units. Our extensive network across the North Island and South Island allows us to efficiently deliver your unit to your home or worksite.

Do you offer a lease-to-own option?

Yes, we offer this service, subject to terms and conditions. After we perform a credit check, you sign legal documentation to confirm the unit remains the property of SEA Containers until it is paid in full. We require an upfront  payment of 50% of the containers value with monthly instalments over the next 6 months before we transfer ownership. For a full quote, please call the team on 0508 732-266