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20ft Shipping Container

Need somewhere safe and secure to store your extra stuff? Then you need the 20ft Shipping Container. It’s not just the smart, simple, and versatile way to get the space you’re looking for – it’s also our most popular container solution.

Rough 20ft Shipping Container dimensions

  • 6.1m L x 2.5m W x 2.6m H
  • 33m3 cubic capacity
  • High Cube option for extra 1ft height and 37m3 cubic capacity.

Safe and secure

  • Lock-up-and-leave lockbox system
  • Floor and ceiling lashing points to help keep goods safe
  • GPS tracking system option.

Built to handle the Kiwi climate

  • Made from weathering carbon steel
  • Pest and vermin-proof
  • Watertight and wind-resistant.

Cleverly customisable

  • Switch from wooden to steel flooring
  • Add windows, doors, or ventilation
  • Install smart extras like shelving, power, lighting, and more.

Why Choose a 20ft Shipping Container?

20ft Containers are for so much more than shipping. They can be everything from extra storage, to makeshift workshops, to pop-up site sheds. They can be used everywhere from construction and retail, to schools and sports cubs. and they're for everyone from big corporates, to small businesses, to private homes.

If it's secure space you're after, 20ft Shipping Containers are your answer.

We offer 20ft Shipping Containers for sale

Why choose to buy?

  • You get the flexibility to make any modifications you like
  • You can buy new or used to suit your budget
  • Your container will be yours for good.

We also do 20ft Shipping Container hire

Why choose to hire?

  • You get access to the newest units in the CSL fleet
  • Hiring can work out to be the lower-cost option
  • With 31-day minimum terms, it makes a great short-term solution.

Our Pricing Promise

CSL has built a strong, reputable business over 30 years through a commitment to transparent pricing. Our container hire pricing has no hidden costs, and we do not charge for unnecessary services or add ons. 

How Our Pricing Works

Our container hire pricing is broken down as follows:

  • A daily rate, charged for a minimum of 31 days. The longer the hire, the lower the daily rate.
  • A lift fee in depot, to get your container onto a delivery truck.
  • A transport fee from our depot to your door when we arrange your transport.
  • A de-hire fee, which is a lift fee + return transport from your door to our depot when we arrange your transport.

What About a Damage Waiver?

We do not charge a damage waiver as part of your hire. 

However, we do provide clear instructions on what you need to do to ensure your container remains in good condition throughout your hire, and what you need to do prior to returning the container to ensure you are not invoiced for additional repair works. Most often, you just need to sweep out the inside and give the outside a rinse so the container is ready for the next hire.

If your container has incurred damage throughout the hire, we will review and invoice the repair work once it is returned to depot.

How is this container delivered?

No fuss, stress-free shipping container delivery.

When you reach out for a quote, let us know all the details on your delivery site - like access, obstacles, and any other important info. Then we'll recommend one of three delivery options to suit your site. See container delivery and transport for more information.

Hiab Crane

Hiab cranes lift containers from a mechanism located behind the truck's cabin. This is used when there is limited space for a side loader or tilt tray. Using a crane means the container is easily positioned at an angle or up on a raised area. It can also be used to place containers over a fence or other obstacles.

Side Loader

Side loaders are used to transport our 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers. This is the best delivery method for containers at sites that have limited space either in front or behind the area where the container is to be positioned. The container is unloaded between the two outrigger feet of the side loader, approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.


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CSL containers is dedicated to innovatively solving space problems with shipping containers. We’ve been in the container business for over thirty years. Over this time, we have learned that everyone’s needs are different. That’s why we have created a total container service that’s flexible enough to cater for every customer’s unique needs. CSL's footprint is nation wide, with depots in Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin.