If you’re thinking about hiring or buying a shipping container, you’ve probably wondered what the advantage is over a storage shed for example. 

Let’s take a look at just a few of the many benefits of using shipping containers. 

Strong & Durable 

Shipping containers are made for transporting goods across the world on a ship – they are made to withstand rough conditions, inclement weather and being loaded and unloaded from ships, trucks and trains many times over. They also have the ability to stack on top of each other. All this leads to a storage and shipping option that is strong, and durable, keeping your belongings safe and ready for you on the other end. 


Now we mentioned that shipping containers are made to withstand inclement weather – and it’s true. When being shipped across the ocean, it is quite common to run into a storm or rough weather, so shipping containers are built to withstand rain, waves and salt air and even snow. This gives you the benefit of keeping your belongings out of the weather, arriving in the same condition you shipped or stored them in. 

Shipping containers are a great storage option if you live in an area that sees a lot of weather changes, but it is important to secure them so that should the area flood, they don’t float away and cause damage to someone else’s property.

Vermin Proof

This is important particularly if you are shipping items that vermin love eating. If you are worried about pests getting into items that you are storing on your property, shipping containers are your best option. The tight fitting doors and walls of a shipping container, as well as not having any spaces or gaps in the container walls will keep out even the most determined of rodents. 

It is of course recommended that you ensure there are no pests or rodents in your goods when you ship them or store them to provide even further protection. 


It would take a very determined person to break into a shipping container as it certainly isn’t an easy task!

Shipping containers are often used by businesses to store additional goods, or used on construction sites as site offices. They are typically outfitted with a range of security features such as locks and alarms to deter thieves, however you can add additional security features, such as additional locks to ensure your goods are fully protected. 


Unlike many other storage solutions, shipping containers are by their very nature portable. They can be moved from one location to another on a truck, train or ship, which is extremely handy if you need to relocate your belongings due to moving or traveling. 


There’s a good chance that hiring or buying a shipping container is a much more cost-effective way to store and transport your belongings than you think. 

The cost of buying a shipping container can start from a few thousand dollars, depending on the quality of container you are looking for, while hiring a container can start from just a few dollars a day. Compared to buying or hiring storage space or a temporary office space, hiring or buying your own shipping container is an affordable and cost-effective way to keep your belongings close at hand. 

At Shipping Containers Sydney, our friendly team can take you through the process to hire or buy a shipping container, providing you with pricing options along the way. 

If you’re looking for a safe, secure, and affordable way to store and transport your belongings, shipping containers are the perfect solution. Contact Shipping Containers Sydney today to learn more about our services.