How secure are the shipping containers for storage?
Sea Containers are very secure and quite difficult to vandalize. They are generally a great deterrent to thieves as they are difficult to break into and not commonly cut open using cutting equipment for fear of what may be stored on the other side of the wall. Most containers are locked using padlocks through the door handles. For extra security we can provide a lock box which effectively is a steel box welded to the front doors in which a padlock can be fitted and can not be accessed via bolt cutters.
Do you offer storage for my shipping container?
Yes. We can offer secure storage within our depots.
Can I access the storage container?
Yes. Access is only available during normal depot working hours and we generally require 48 hours notice to access the units. Charges may apply for the access to the container.
Do I need Insurance?
While your items are in storage they are not covered by ICL for loss or damage. Do not assume any existing policy will automatically cover your items in storage. Check with your insurance agent regarding policy coverage.
What about condensation in the storage container?
Like any enclosed space, condensation is a possibility. Most shipping containers are fitted with side vents and this assists the breathing of the container. It is also important that nothing is stored in the unit that contains moisture for any length of time . See our container storage page for recommendations or contact our customer service representative.
Can we pick our own shipping storage container?
YES – we recommend customers visit one of our depots to choose the most appropriate container for their needs. We will happily show customers the variety of options available from our range of 10 foot, 20’ or 40’ dry containers to full modifications.
What are the Payment methods for Storage Containers ?
Payment of the 1st 30 days rental in advance along with the transport delivery and pick up charge. A direct debit or credit card charge is set up and applied on the 1st of each month thereafter for the ensuing months storage.
What are the Payment methods for Hire Containers ?
Payment of the 1st 30 days rental in advance along with the transport delivery and pick up charge. A direct debit or credit card charge is set up and applied on the 1st of each month thereafter for the ensuing months hire.
What are the payment methods for Sale Containers?
We accept payment in cash/company cheque/ EFT/credit card (Visa/master) or debit card. Note credit cards attract a service fee. Unless on Account, all payments must be receipted prior to release of the container.
If we purchase shipping containers, will you buy them back at a later date?
Yes, the price will be subject to the market value at the time and any additional transport costs to pick up the container.
Does the storage container just sit on the ground on site?
We recommend placing shipping containers level, to ensure easy opening of the doors. At the same time we recommend the containers should be sitting off the ground on level blocks ( say sleeper logs for example ) to allow air flow through the floor and air circulation around the container.
How heavy are shipping containers?
Empty Tare Weight
20 foot container 2.25 ton or 2200kg
40 foot container 4 ton or 3950kg
Do I need council permission?
Every council is different and has its own regulations on storage containers. It is recommended that you give your local council a call before making a purchase or arranging to hire a container.
Do you deliver to regional areas?
Yes we can arrange delivery to most country areas.
How are they delivered ?
We generally use either a side loader truck ( which is self unloading ), tilt tray truck or hiab truck – all capable of self unloading.The type of delivery is generally dependent upon a number of factors relating to location and positioning and can be discussed in more detail at the time of booking. Please see our container transport page for more information.
Can I arrange my own transport?
Yes customers are welcome to arrange their own transport.