Open-Top Shipping Container Hire
Simplify transporting and storing bulk goods or heavy cargo with an open-top shipping container. An open-top container allows for easy loading of over-height cargo that cannot be loaded through normal container doors. These containers are constructed from tough Corten steel, featuring plywood floors and a removable tarpaulin cover supported by robust roof bows.
We supply high-quality open-top shipping containers guaranteed to be watertight, vermin-proof, secure and durable.
What is an Open Top Container
Open-top containers are versatile and specially designed to accommodate over-height goods or bulk cargo that wouldn’t usually fit in a standard container. The double doors provide quick access, and these containers are also the best solution for items that need to be loaded by crane.
Once the cargo is loaded, a waterproof, removable roof made from tarpaulin is secured with lateral roof bows to keep goods protected in all weather conditions. In addition, the corner posts have castings at the top and bottom, making it possible to stack and lock open-top shipping containers together.
Types of container
We rent and sell new and used containers.
‘A-grade’ new open tops have been on just one ocean journey from the manufacturer to New Zealand, so they are in excellent condition. These containers generally have vents in the sidewalls, marine plywood floors, and lockboxes.
For more affordable options, choose our B or C-grade used shipping containers.
Our ‘B-grade’ shipping containers have previously been on international voyages and may display minor damage, surface rust or repairs. Once we update a shipping container with a valid CSC plate, it is 100% seaworthy.
We supply our ‘C-grade’ containers ‘as-is’. Signs of previous repairs, rust and dents may be evident, but they are adequate for a wide range of extra storage applications.
Open-top shipping containers are available for hire in 20ft and 40ft sizes.
20ft containers are the industry standard size for intermodal transportation. Move equipment internationally or cross-country, store excess household furniture or create a temporary office.
A 40ft container suits various purposes, such as conversion projects, transport and storage of agricultural equipment, vehicles and cargo.
20ft open-top shipping containers generally have a maximum capacity of around 32.2m³. 40ft units have a larger capacity of about 65m³.
Should I hire or buy
Hiring an open-top shipping container is suitable for short-term arrangements such as temporary storage or shipping. Buy a container if you have long-term storage or modification plans. If you’re looking for a more permanent option, check out our open-top shipping containers for sale.
The hire price of an open-top shipping container depends on your container requirements, the unit’s condition, grade and how it is transported to your site. Get an obligation-free quote online now, or contact our friendly team on 0508 732266.
We offer efficient container delivery New Zealand-wide via our extensive network. Depending on your location, we may transport your open-top on a HIAB truck using a crane or a swing lift truck. Once we confirm your order, we aim to deliver to metropolitan areas within 24-48 hours. Talk to our team about door-to-door rates to your home or worksite.