CONTAINERS FOR SALE & HIRE

Whatever your shipping and storage container needs from base models for shipping, to storage and extra office blocks, we have new and used units ready for you to buy or hire today. With delivery available Australia Wide and a full range of base model containers up to fully modified containers we can help you find the solution for your storage, shipping or extra space needs.
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CONTAINER BUYERS GUIDE

SHIPPING CONTAINERS

We have a broad range of second hand shipping containers for sale. This is good news for families and business owners who may have unique storage requirements.
This means if you want to store your vintage Rolls Royce or parts for your not-so-vintage farm tractor, there are a variety of container options available, whatever your storage needs may be.

SECOND HAND SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE – UNDERSTANDING IT ALL

With so many varieties of second hand Shipping Containers for sale there are two key questions you need to answer before settling on a particular type.

Question 1: What are you intending to store?

It is important to understand the container grading system and which one is the most suitable for your individual storage need. The container grading system works on a scale.
These grades help to ensure your goods are stored in an appropriate unit for your circumstances.

The Container Grade Guide on the next page gives an overview of what the shipping containers are like in each grade and gives examples of items that can be stored in them. In the past our sales staff have used the terms A, B, C and D grade but these are not prescriptive measures as there are no industry wide benchmarks for grading. Accordingly, we found that the container industry differs in how these terms are applied and therefore creating confusion for customers. The official shipping and ports industry around Australia does not use the above grading system but do as per below which is based on the industry recognised IICL standards.

Question 2: How much storage space do you require?

10, 20 or 40ft standard (2.59m) or high cube (2.89m) containers are the most common sizes. A 20ft container can hold 33 cubic metres – the equivalent of a 2-3 bedroom house with normal furniture. A 40’ GP (standard height) holds 67.7 cubic metres and a 40’ high cube holds 76 cubic metres. Note: most residential blocks are too small to accommodate 40’ containers.

TO HIRE OR NOT TO HIRE

Our hire containers are in premium condition and well maintained. They are good for short term or long-term storage solutions if you do not want to purchase the container. If you intend to hire long term it is often more cost effective to purchase.

CONTAINER GRADES

NEW & USED SHIPPING CONTAINERS:

BoxMate. Pty Ltd supply new and used standard and high cube containers in 20’ and 40’ sizes. Below you can find our container specifications and container grade descriptions.

NEW BUILD / ONE TRIP

This means they were manufactured recently and have only been on one trip (from Overseas supplier to Australia). They are emptied in Brisbane and neutralised / cleaned before we take ownership.

  • Brand new (single trip) container
  • Excellent condition
  • Long life expectancy
  • Higher resale value
  • Vermin proof
  • Wind and water tight
  • Structurally sound
  • Lockable
  • Best quality available
CARGO WORTHY REFURBISHED

Cheaper option than a new build, painted a generic colorbond colour of your choice and also the interior can be repainted grey for an additional cost. The container will have dents, any surface rust is buffed and primed, door seals intact, fully welded, vermin proof, wind and watertight. These containers are between 10 – 20 years of age. This container is Ideal if the container will be in a visible area and / or if you want to blend it in to the environment where it will sit. Suitable for furniture storage, office archives, books and antiques.

  • Fully refurbished
  • Quality second hand container
  • Vermin proof
  • Wind and water tight
  • Structurally sound
  • Lockable
  • Door service
CARGO WORTHY

Serviceable quality, surface rust can be present with numerous smaller dents being acceptable, door seals intact, fully welded, wind and watertight. Container is between 10 – 20 years of age. Cargo worthy containers can still be certified for shipping overseas or by rail throughout Australia. It must be structurally sound to pass certification. Ideal for transport, cargo storage, furniture, general equipment.

  • Fully surveyed to IICL Standards
  • Supplied in general good condition
  • Has surface rust and dents
  • Vermin proof
  • Wind and water tight
  • Structurally sound
  • Lockable
  • Door service
NON-CARGO WORTHY

Below average quality, Multiple dents and surface rust can be present on a large amount of the container, container is still wind and watertight but structurally can’t be certified, may also have numerous patches and floor repairs.

  • Used – straight off the stack
  • Budget price
  • Unrestored – surface rust and dents
  • Usually wind and water tight
  • Vermin proof
  • Structurally serviceable
  • Lockable
AS-IS CONDITION

Poor quality, Multiple dents and surface rust can be present on most of the container, container is not wind and watertight. Usually damaged stock that we don’t want to repair and sell as it is.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Security Lock Box

Security Lock Box

Shelving

Shelving

Air Vent

Air Vent

Work Bench

Work Bench

Whirlybird

Whirlybird

TYPES OF STANDARD CONTAINERS

STANDARD HEIGHT CONTAINERS
STANDARD HEIGHT CONTAINERS

This means they were manufactured recently and have only been on one trip (from Overseas supplier to Australia). They are emptied in Brisbane and neutralised / cleaned before we take ownership.

HIGH CUBE CONTAINERS

High cube containers give you an extra foot in height compared to the standard height containers. Ideal for light, voluminous cargo or bulky cargo that needs to be stored or transported. These wind and water tight units are available in both 20’ and 40’ lengths.

SIDE OPENING CONTAINERS
SIDE OPENING CONTAINERS

Side opening containers are specifically designed for customers who need general purpose shipping containers, but need to have full side access for loading and unloading. Used to move freight domestically or simply used on site as a storage facility.

CONTAINER RENTAL OPTIONS
CONTAINER RENTAL OPTIONS

We also lease out our Standard Height Containers. You can rely on us for fast delivery of the highest quality containers. Our dedicated fleet of rental containers, strategically spread across the country, allowing for speedy delivery at short notice.

STANDARD CONTAINER FEATURES

Double Doors

Double Doors

Lockable Door Bars

Lockable Door Bars

Timber Flooring

Timber Flooring

Multiple Roof and Floor Anchor Points

Multiple Roof and Floor Anchor Points

Pockets

Tyne Pockets

TYPES OF SPECIALISED CONTAINERS