The Things to Know Before Buying a Shipping Container

June 30, 2019

Why buy a Shipping Container

Shipping Containers have fast become a contemporary space solution for many small businesses. Their versatility and portability make them a great choice for short term space problems, or for expanding retail and hospitality businesses. Storage Containers have reached celebrity status in the Tiny Home movement and present the blank canvas of basic design for homeowners on a budget or for those who require extended living or storage space. As a low-cost solution, the humble shipping container cant be beaten but there are things to look out for when considering a purchase, to be sure your new space will stand the test of time.

What to look out for

After making the choice to buy a shipping container, there comes the issue of supply. Finding a reputable container trader is vitally important particularly when purchasing a second-hand container, so you can be confident of the history of the container and that any use is reflected in the price.

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1. Location

When considering where to buy a shipping container, consider the cost of transporting it to your chosen site and request that this is detailed in your quote. Depending on the size of the container you purchase a longer truck may be required to get it to site and this can be extremely expensive. Typically a crane is also used to set a larger container in your chosen location and this cost needs to be factored into your budget. You may find that the port nearest to you is the best starting point for your purchase decision as Shipping Containers are used and moved every day. You are sure to find Shipping Containers for sale in Newcastle, Port Philip and Fremantle where sea freight companies base their operations.

2. Condition

Containers are made from high-grade steel and while this is incredibly sturdy is susceptible to rust if damaged. Be sure to inspect your container to confirm any repainting that may have been done to cover damage, and for any holes in the exterior that may affect the integrity of the container when in use.

3. Utility

When considering the size of the container you need, be sure to know the dimensions of the space available. Shipping Container storage in Sydney can be expensive so knowing the best size to suit your needs and budget will ensure your purchase meets your goals.

When you are ready to make your move and make the long-anticipated move to purchase your own Shipping Container, look no further than the team at Betta Storage who will guide and advise you on pre-purchase and considerations and the right Container for your needs.


Betta Storage Containers in NSW
  • Container Hire

    Our hire fleet consists largely of units built within the last 5 years, which means your belongings or goods will stay safer and more secure in a clean and well-presented container

  • Container Engineering

    The many and varied applications for the use of shipping containers can be greatly increased with features that can be added or modified to a standard shipping container

  • Container Delivery

    We operate our own 20` tilt tray trucks at very competitive rates. Our experienced drivers do their best to get the container to into the required place

  • Our network

    Because we work with affiliated companies in each Australian port, we know we can meet your needs no matter the location