Frequently Asked Questions

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Why buy from Champion Containers?

Why buy from Champion Containers?

Just a few of the many great reasons to buy from Champion Containers.

  • 100% NZ owned & operated
  • Nationwide delivery
  • Value for money
  • Experienced team
  • Quality service
  • Unique hire-to-buy service 

Our dedicated team have years of experience in all aspects of container sales, modifications, handling, service and repairs. All enquiries welcome, big or small.

Do you modify shipping containers?

Do you modify shipping containers?

Yes. Common modifications include:

  • Repainting
  • Side opening doors
  • Electrical fittings
  • Repairs
  • Plumbing

We even supply made-to-order portable buildings (i.e. office) for residential, business and industrial applications.

Portable Buildings

How much do containers weigh?

How much do containers weigh?

View our container specifications for metric and imperial weights based on size.

How big are shipping containers?

How big are shipping containers?

Champion Containers has a wide range of 10', 20' and 40' shipping containers for sale, hire and hire-to-buy. View our container specifications for comprehensive measurements including height, width, length and cubic capacity information.

Are containers weather tight?

Are containers weather tight?

Yes. Unless specifically requested and agreed, Champion Containers supplies new and used shipping containers that are wind and watertight.

What colours are available?

What colours are available?

New and used shipping containers come in a variety of colours, depending on stock. We can even arrange repainting to a colour of your choice at a competitive price. Please let us know if you have any specific colour requirements when submitting your online quote request. 

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Should I purchase, hire or hire-to-buy?

Should I purchase, hire or hire-to-buy?

If you need a shipping container for short-term use, we generally recommend hiring. Purchasing may be a better option if requirements extend beyond two years. Alternatively, you can hire-to-buy a shipping container to suit your budget across 12, 18 or 24 months.

Taxation is another key consideration for businesses (capital vs operational expenditure).

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What is hire-to-buy?

What is hire-to-buy?

Hire-to-buy is the smart and affordable way to own your own shipping container with manageable repayments over 12, 18 or 24 months.

Can you deliver my container?

Can you deliver my container?

Yes. We can transport your shipping container to site throughout New Zealand and even overseas.

Can I arrange my own delivery?

Can I arrange my own delivery?

Yes. You're welcome to contact a local transport company to arrange your own delivery or to compare prices.

How long does delivery take?

How long does delivery take?

We can usually arrange delivery throughout New Zealand within 48 hours, Monday to Friday, depending on your needs, stock availability and confirmation of payment.

Can I inspect the container?

Can I inspect the container?

Yes, though it is not always practical (i.e. distance to nearest depot). Additional third-party charges can apply (i.e. terminal lift fee to move the container). 

Do I need council consent?

Do I need council consent?

Please refer to the Ministry of Business, Innovations & Employment for full consent details. Further clarification can be sought through your local council.

Container Condition

Container Condition

View container quality information. 

How secure are shipping containers?

How secure are shipping containers?

Shipping containers are made of corrosion resistant corten steel. They are very heavy, strong and secure. It is recommended containers used for storage are fitted with a steel lock box or high security padlock to protect contents from unauthorised access.

What about condensation?

What about condensation?

Champion Containers specialises in the sale, hire and hire-to-buy of second-hand shipping containers that are wind and watertight. Each is equipped with vents to let air in and prevent condensation. We recommend stored contents are dry to minimise the build-up of moisture.