If you’ve never had to choose shipping containers before, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for your needs. We’ve put together some tips to help you next time you need to purchase or hire containers in Adelaide.

Why do you need a shipping container?

The first thing you need to think about when choosing shipping containers is what the purpose is. Are you shipping items in them, using them for storage, setting up an office or using them for tiny home living? Once you are clear on what you will be using them for, you can then decide on the correct size you will need.

Do you want to buy or rent a shipping container?

Your next decision is whether you want to rent or purchase a shipping container. If you are planning on long term use, purchasing may be the best option. If you only need a shipping container for short term storage, you may be best renting what you need. When you have decided between buying or hiring shipping containers in Adelaide, have a chat with us about whether a used or new container is your best choice.

Do you need extra features?

Shipping containers aren’t just shipping containers! Shipping Containers Adelaide has a range of modified containers available or we can modify a container to suit your needs. These modifications can include air conditioning, extra doors, shelving, windows, security and more.

How will you transport the container?

A big decision you need to make is how you are going to transport the container, and where you will store it. Shipping containers aren’t easy to ship around, so buying from a local supplier is a great way to save some money and trouble. You should always have two plans available on where your shipping container is to be unloaded. When your transport arrives, it may be difficult to gain access or the site may not be the best spot for the container to sit. Have your main plan and then plan B.

Adelaide Shipping Containers can supply containers across South Australia and will usually be delivered to you within 24 hours. We can also arrange for containers to be shipped to most locations in Australia.

Inspecting shipping containers

Once you have made all your decisions on the type of container  you need, whether you want to buy or rent it, and how and where you will transport it, it’s time to start thinking about inspecting containers to ensure they are fit for your purpose.

Check your shipping container is in good condition by doing a thorough inspection – check for damage, dents, rust, any repairs done, any signs of leaks, the age, and the working mechanisms such as door hinges, locks, seals, and the like. If you aren’t sure on these areas, you can hire a professional to assist.

Shipping Containers Adelaide has a range of shipping containers for sale or purchase across South Australia and beyond. If you’re looking for a shipping container for additional temporary storage or for something more permanent, speak to our expert team today.