So you’ve been thinking about hiring a shipping container?

There are certainly various benefits to renting over buying containers. When renting, the upfront cost isn’t as high and you don’t have to worry about maintenance costs. You also have more flexibility with the time frame and duration of your rental period. When buying, you will be able to get a better deal on price but you’ll have higher maintenance costs in the long run because of depreciation rates on containers over time.You’ll also then have the issue of selling your container once you have finished using it. 

When looking to hire a shipping container, it is important to consider the specific needs of your business. Some factors to consider include the size of the container, the type of cargo that will be transported, and the shipping destination. There are different types of containers that one can choose from: general purpose, open top or refrigerated  being the most popular options, along with high cube and side opening. It is important to understand what type of container will work best for your shipping or storage needs.  

Once you have determined your needs, you can start searching for a shipping container rental company.

Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of hiring a shipping container for storage or transport. 

Cost Effective

Hiring a shipping container with Shipping Containers Sydney can start from as little as $3 a day depending on what type of container you need and how long you need it for. Compared to a storage facility which could cost you hundreds of dollars each week, a container is a cost effective option. 


Shipping containers are built to withstand some pretty tough weather conditions, so as long as you hire a good quality container, you can expect that your belongings will stay safe and dry in even the heaviest of storms. We do however recommend looking at placement of your container and securing to the ground should it look like a flood may occur – this will go some way to ensuring your container doesn’t damage the property of those surrounding you. 


Shipping containers are built to last and you can expect that they will provide security and safety for your belongings for a long time. While this may not be an issue when you are hiring a container, if you do eventually buy one, you can expect a long lifespan. 

Used for a Variety of Purposes

From the traditional shipping of goods to being used as a modern home or cafe, shipping containers are used for a variety of purposes these days. If you are looking for more than an area to store your goods, talk to our friendly team about the range of modifications that can be done one our containers. 


Because shipping containers can be used over and over, they are an eco-friendly method of shipping or storing your belongings. If you’re concerned about using a product that is environmentally friendly, a shipping container may well suit your purpose. 

Easily Transported

Containers are made to be transported! Whether on a ship, on the back of a flat bed truck or on a train, your container can be shipping across town, across the country or across the world with little issues. 


Did you know that shipping containers are easily stackable? If you need more storage, but you don’t have the space to put more shipping containers – not to worry. Many shipping containers can stack on top of each other, providing you with more storage space without needing a bigger footprint. 


Installed with locks, and sometimes with alarms, shipping containers are a secure way to store your belongings. A shipping container is difficult to get into (and they certainly aren’t quiet to enter), so with the addition of a secure lock, you can sleep peacefully knowing that your construction machinery, car or furniture is safe and secure. 

Readily Available 

Shipping containers are readily available and at Shipping Containers Sydney, we can often have your container delivered to you within a matter of days. Whether you live in Sydney or in Bourke, we have a shipping container that can be delivered to you with little fuss. 

Modified to Suit Your Needs

The big benefit of shipping containers is that they can be modified to suit your needs. Containers can have a range of things added to them including desks, air conditioning, shelving, flooring, toilets, kitchens and more. 

These are just some of the advantages of shipping containers. If you’re looking for a cost-effective, durable, eco-friendly and easily transportable solution, shipping containers are the answer.

If you have any further questions about the benefits of shipping containers, or would like to know more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be more than happy to chat with you.