Should I Rent Or Buy A Shipping Container?


Time vs. Cost

Quite often our customers reach out to us with the question – “Should i rent of buy a shipping container for storage?”.

Shipping container prices, just the general costs of any self-storage unit, in fact, is likely to be the main factor that sways you towards buying or renting a container. Simply put, buying a shipping container is better for longer storage solutions, while renting is the preferable option if you’ll only be storing goods for a short amount of time.

When buying, the initial cost of a container will be higher, but you’ll be able to utilise the container as much and for as long as you need. If you’re planning on long-term storage on one site – perhaps for a home renovation or another project that could take over two years – then buying a container is likely to be the best option for you.

On the other hand, if you have a shorter storage project, it’s far more cost-effective to rent a container. This is amplified further if you imagine that you will be moving sites in the near future. For example, it would be effectively pointless to outright buy a container for storage on a worksite that will only be in use for a matter of months. Instead, renting gives you a cheaper, more flexible option that makes more sense for the situation.

Should I Rent Or Buy A Shipping Container?

Should i rent of buy a shipping container for storage?

Whether you are looking to rent or buy a container, or would like us to help you make the decision, the friendly Highway Logistics team are here to help. Contact us today for a quote.

Highway Logistics Container Hire and Sales

Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3EE

Mon – Fri: 7am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm 
Sun: Closed

t: 0333 006 3009

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