40ft Shipping Container Hire


A 40ft used shipping container is the largest standard size manufactured . They are built to very high standards in terms of strength and durability, to cope with the stresses of heavy loads and handling on overseas voyages. When used for storage, a 40ft second-hand shipping container can be expected to last.

  • Standard height & High cube (2.9m high) on offer
  • Standard steel / insulated / doors at both ends
  • External Size: 12m (long) x 2.4m (wide) x 2.6m (high)
  • Internal volume: 67 (m3) or 76 (m3) in the HC
  • Tare weight: 3700 kg to 4100 kg

The 40’ container is ideal for the farm or large industrial area, will hold more than most of us own.

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    A 40ft used shipping container is the largest standard size manufactured. They are built to very high standards in terms of strength and durability, to cope with the stresses of heavy loads and handling on overseas voyages. When used for storage, a 40ft new shipping container can be expected to last up to 30 years.

    Shipping Container Type Exterior Interior Door Opening
    Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height
    40 Foot Shipping Container Dimensions 12.19 m 2.43 m 2.59 m 12.03 m 2.35 m 2.38 m 2.33 m 2.27 m
    40 Foot High Cube Shipping Container Dimensions 12.19 m 2.43 m 2.89 m 12.03 m 2.35 m 2.69 m 2.33 m 2.57 m
    40 Foot Refrigerated Shipping Container Dimensions 12.19 m 2.43 m 2.59 m 11.55m 2.29 m 2.26 m 2.29 m 2.22 m
    40 Foot High Cube Refrigerated Shipping Container Dimensions 12.19 m 2.43 m 2.89 m 11.55m 2.29 m 2.52 m 2.29 m 2.52 m

     

    Shipping Container Type Cubic Capacity Tare Weight Max Gross Max Payload
    40 Foot Shipping Container Specifications 67.700 m3 3,700 kgs 30,000 kgs 26,300 kgs
    40 Foot High Cube Shipping Container Specifications 76.300 m3 4,000 kgs 30,000 kgs 26,000 kgs

    Offline / Manual Renting Process

    Container Hire & Delivery

    Once you have decided on your container size, type & the quality of container required, please fill in our Rental Agreement form ( Download PDF)

    The first invoice we ask for delivery & pick up cost as well as the first months rental. Ongoing hire will be deducted from your credit card before the due date.
    On delivery let the driver know where you would like the container & if you would like to place any chocks under the container.

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    5 easy steps to hire

    Work out the size & height of your container

    Work out what type of container do you need?

    Find the suitable container on our website

    Complete our Online Container Hire Form

    Our team will do the rest – get ready for the delivery

    Frequently Asked
    Container Hire & Rental Questions

    Can I modify my hire container ?

    Above all, we offer a range of containers for hire and even sometimes have modified containers for hire. However, to sum it up simply, please don’t modify or tamper with your hire container otherwise discussed with your sales representative.

    What If I'm Hiring A Container For A Relocation ?

    That is okay, we allow the relocation of hire containers but we will need to be made aware of this in the initial enquiry, with the desired address.
    Our Team will need to be updated on the location of the container, before, and once moved.

    How do I rent a storage container?

    To begin the rental process, please choose your container online and complete the form, you will need a valid Master card or Visa and you will need to fill out a rental agreements. Once this is done, we can usually deliver your hired container with in 24 to 48 hours.

    How do I choose the right location for placing a shipping container?

    You need to consider the following factors when choosing your location for a shipping container:

    • Size of Area
      You need to have enough space for the container and the delivery truck to access and manoeuvre.
    • Ground Stability
      You need to have a level and firm ground that can support the weight of the container and prevent it from sinking or tilting.
    • Footings
      You need to have a suitable footings for the container to sit on, such as wooden beams, concrete piers, concrete pad, or piles.
    • Council Permits
      Council permits are not normally required when the rental container is on your property. But if your neighbours are not happy with it & are likely to complain – this may cause some problems. Speak to your neighbours first and if in doubt, ask your local council.

    How do I prepare my site for a shipping container delivery?

    Recommended to level the ground on the site and clear away any obstructions or hazards gets in the way of placement. You have the option of placing your supplied footings or foundation for the container.

    Do we need to place anything under the container?

    Generally not, the container floor sits about 10cm off the ground. If you would like to elevate the container we suggest railway sleepers. Make sure you advise the truck driver when your container arrives.

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