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Container Hire

Port have three types of containers available for hire: General Purpose, High Cube and Refrigerated. With the cost of hiring a shipping container starting at less than the price of your morning cup of coffee (it’s true!), renting a container on a short term basis can be a much cheaper alternative to buying. Especially for those operating on a budget. Simply call our friendly customer service team on 1300 957 709 and we’ll walk you through the blissfully simple hiring process.

Which Containers Are Available For Hire?

There are three types of shipping containers available from hire from Port: General Purpose, High Cube and Refrigerated.  These three types of containers are often seen as the ‘back bone’ of the shipping containers industry, due to their versatility and popularity. Naturally of course, all the containers Port manufacture are available for purchase, should buying be a better option for you.

Who Can Hire a Shipping Container?

Anybody can! In addition to hiring out shipping containers to the construction, mining, rail, energy and shipping industries, we also hire to the general public and SMEs.

Hiring one of our containers can be a quick, efficient and cost-effective alternative to buying, especially if you only need it for a short time. Because with Port you don’t have to worry about anything, as delivery, removal and maintenance are all looked after by us.

Need a container for a short period while you renovate or move house? Give us a call. Secure storage required while you spend a year or two overseas? We have long-term leases available too. Running out of cool room space? Hiring a refrigerated container may be just the answer. Need to transport goods by road or rail? Our containers for rent are expertly maintained and will keep your cargo secure and safe whilst in transit. So whether you need just one shipping container or a hundred, Port can arrange everything from delivery to removal, with a minimum of fuss.

Types of Shipping Containers Available for Hire

There are many types of containers that you could consider hiring, with general purpose, refrigerated and high cube containers being extremely popular. These are available for hire in 20 foot and 40 foot sizes at extremely competitive prices. Fully watertight, they are made from solid steel construction with doors that open a full 270°.

Not Sure What Size Container You’ll Need?

No worries, we can help! Shipping containers are our business, and we know them inside and out. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff can help answer any questions that you may have on container dimensions, weights, uses and how much a shipping container will hold, etc.

Load Yourself Removals Hire Service

If you want to control your own move in your own time, then our new Load Yourself Removal Service is a great way to hire a shipping container and organise your own move, your own way.

How it works is that we deliver a shipping container to your premises for as long as you need it. You can then pack your goods in your own time. Once your container is fully packed we pick it up and deliver it to your new premises. Again, you can unpack in your own way, in your own time. Need a few weeks until your new place is ready? No problem, your contents are safe in storage within the container for as long as required. Once you’ve unpacked in your own time (no boxes in the house until you’re ready for them!) we simply take the shipping container away. Now what could be easier than that?

Length of Hire

How long you hire a container for is completely up to you. A week, a month, a year. We understand that you don’t want to be tied into a contract for a set term (life happens, things change) so you only pay for the time that you use the shipping container. If you want a container for an extended time, you may be better off buying of course, but for short to medium term solutions, hiring is often the best option.

Cost of Shipping Container Hire

The cost of hiring a shipping container from Port starts at a measly $3.25 a day!

We deliver the container direct to your site, which means you have access to your storage whenever you want it without having to hire a truck, go to a storage centre, and unload the truck at the other end. It might surprise you to learn that our self-storage prices are often up to 50% cheaper than the alternatives on the market. So hiring a container from Port is a no-brainer of a decision when you’re working on a budget. And as the container is situated on your property, access is 24/7.

Are There Any Restrictions for Hiring a Container?

Usually not, but some councils do restrict the use of a shipping container past a certain number of days, so it is definitely worth checking with your council to find out the individual rules and regulations pertinent to the area you live in. Also, access to your property may be a challenge, so you will want to ensure that the goods transporter can get access to your site and that your shipping container can be placed easily. Some sites require a Hiab crane truck, while others can simply be offloaded. Of course we can help you out with all this information when you call.

Are Shipping Containers Hard to Deliver?

Many people are in awe at the size and weight of a shipping container, and think arranging delivery will be problematic. But it’s really not. We have all the specialised equipment required to load, transport and offload your container safely and securely. We use a variety of different transport methods depending on the container type, size, and available site access. So give us a call and we can discuss the best way to get your container to you. You’ll be surprised how simple the process actually is.

Delivery Time

Depending on where you live, your shipping container could be with you tomorrow! Port have depots all around Australia to ensure fast and convenient next day delivery. However, if your site or property is remote or rural, delivery may take a few days longer.

Port Shipping Containers – Why Choose Us?

Here at Port we’re renowned for our fast and friendly service, with the whole process of hiring a shipping container often being organised in just a single phone call.

We’ve grown from humble beginnings to become one of the best container hire companies in Australia, because all our containers go through our in depth ‘47 Point Health Check’ before we dispatch them to our customers. Plus our container hire rates are very reasonably priced and we don’t require lock-in contracts. With Port, hiring a shipping container is a stress free proposition.

Ready to Hire Your Shipping Container?

Great! When we hire shipping containers we do so by offering the best service, the best prices, and the best quality containers available in Australia, so call us on 1300 957 709 or fill out our short quote form (top right of screen) and we’ll arrange everything for you quickly and easily.