Shipping Container Hire

Alongside our range of shipping containers for sale, SEA Containers offers affordable and convenient container hire with NZ-wide delivery.

We have flexible container options available, including short and long-term leasing plans for home or business use. We can transport any sized shipping container to your site across our New Zealand-wide network. For example, we have depots located in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Container delivery is made either by a crane truck or a side loading swinglift. Enjoy rates from as low as $5 plus GST per day plus associated relocation costs.

At SEA Containers, we can generally have your container delivered within 24 to 48 hours to central metropolitan locations, subject to payment and paperwork completion. However, having your container transported to a rural region can take 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. In addition, our shipping containers are available in various 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 — 20ft and 40ft used shipping containers, are a great solution 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, secure 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 shipping container rates are always highly competitive, and we have many happy and satisfied customers. To request a quote, 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 container, or reefer, has its own stand-alone, self-powered cooling system. This type of shipping container is 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; we also offer 20ft single-phase reefers. 

Many customers throughout New Zealand currently utilise our shipping container hire services, ready fitted with customised products to suit their home or business needs. These include shelving systems, personal access or roller doors, windows, lighting and many other options.

We also offer other specialist container units:

  • Dangerous goods storage
  • With side openings or double doors for heavy or unusually shaped cargo
  • With a flat rack for transporting machinery
  • High cube containers for the transport or storage of voluminous or extra-tall freight.

Request a quote on any storage container 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 container hire to be delivered to one city and returned to another? We specialise in inner-city, inter-city, and inter-island container relocations. Speak to our Operations Manager, Scott, about door-to-door delivery costs to your home or business site. For storage container modification products, view our solutions.

We focus on quality storage container 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 for shipping container hire – our prices start from just $5 plus GST per day. We offer storage container modification options to suit your needs, including refrigeration, lockboxes, and company logos. Contact our friendly team to discuss pricing on customised hire solutions.

Do you have refrigerated shipping 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 for refrigerated container hire here.

Can I hire used shipping containers?

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

Should I buy or hire a container?

Shipping container hire is ideal for short-term uses such as a portable building, shipping, and temporary storage. However, buying a shipping container is an excellent idea for long-term arrangements. If you purchase a storage container and decide 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 containers. Our extensive network across the North Island and South Island allows us to efficiently transport your container hire to your home or work site. Contact our team to discuss rates as the cost depends on delivery location.

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 shipping container remains the property of SEA Containers until it is paid in full. We require an upfront payment of 50% of the storage container’s value with monthly installments over the next six months before transferring ownership. For a full quote, please call the team on 0508 732-266

How tall is a High Cube Shipping Container?

High Cube storage containers are one foot taller than standard containers and have a 2500-litre bund capacity.