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20ft Shipping Container

20ft Shipping Container

Meet the most popular storage solution on the block; the 20ft Shipping Container. It’s strong, safe, and secure. And it’s simple to transport just about anywhere – from the tip of the North Island, right down to the deep South. 

Key Features

  • Built from weathering carbon steel
  • Wind-proof and watertight
  • Keeps out pests and vermin
  • Wooden floors
  • User-friendly lockbox system
  • Goods are easily secured with floor and ceiling lashing points
  • Approx 6.1m L x 2.5m W x 2.6m H

All about the 20ft Shipping Container

With a strong, secure, and simple design, our 20ft containers are easily one of the most versatile and flexible on the market. Use them for anything from furniture or equipment storage, to makeshift sheds or workshops. Or customise them with shelves or power, lighting or tracking. Whatever your storage needs, the 20ft Shipping Container is the solution to meet them.

Need a little more space?

We also offer the 20ft High Cube, with an extra foot in the ceiling for even more storage room.

What can you use your 20ft Shipping Container for?

Flexible and versatile, you can use a 20ft container for just about anything.

  • Safe and secure storage
  • Goods transportation
  • Storing household goods
  • Tools and equipment
  • Archiving space
  • Machinery storage
  • And so much more.

Customise your 20ft Shipping Container 

Make your 20ft container your own with these tailored options...

  • Install an extra-secure lock box
  • Switch from wooden to steel flooring
  • Add a GPS tracking system
  • Choose the High Cube option for more height and capacity
  • Choose from new or used and a range of container grades
  • Add shelving, power, lighting, and more
  • Talk to our team about any other modification needs.

Looking for 20ft Shipping Containers for sale?

Check out our range of new and used shipping containers for sale. With a variety of grades to choose from, you can find the right solution to fit your needs – and your budget. 

Need 20ft Shipping Container hire?

If you only need a short-term solution (or you’re on a tight budget) we offer our newest units for hire with a 31-day minimum term. Plus, as an operating expense, shipping container hire can be tax-deductible. So you get a high quality product, with competitively low costs.

20ft Shipping Container Dimensions

We offer two 20ft container sizes; General Purpose and High Cube (which is 1ft/ 30cm taller). 

See below for detailed specs of each option. Just note that individual specifications may vary.

General Purpose 20ft Shipping Container

Cubic capacity: 33m3.

Length (mm) 5,898
Width (mm) 2,352
Height (mm) 2,390
Length (mm) 6,058
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,591
Tare (kg) 2,120
Payload (kg) 28,360
MGW (kg) 30,480

High Cube 20ft Shipping Container

Cubic capacity: 37m3.

Length (mm) 5,898
Width (mm) 2,352
Height (mm) 2,700
Length (mm) 6,058
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,896
Tare (kg) 2,315
Payload (kg) 28,165
MGW (kg) 30,480

20ft Shipping Container - General Purpose

External dimensions of a general purpose 20ft shipping container.

How is this container delivered?

We take the hard work out of shipping container delivery

We deliver shipping containers all across New Zealand. When requesting a quote, let our team know if truck access could be difficult, and note down any potential obstructions – like trees or power lines. On the day, make sure the access-way is clear, and that all pets and kids are safely out of the way. Then we’ll take care of the rest, with one of three delivery options.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Side Loader

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.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Hiab Crane

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.

Your container solution, made simple.

SCF Containers has spent 30 years refining our products, and making them fit for your unique purpose.

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