Brisbane Shipping




Shipping Containers Brisbane Pty Ltd sell and hire out high quality, insulated shipping containers that are designed to effectively maintain an ambient temperature for short periods. This means your contents can be stored for a limited time without risk of spoilage, regardless of external conditions. Condensation is often an issue during storage and insulated containers also help to negate this problem.

Insulated shipping containers, solid steel are a cost-effective solution if you do not require full refrigeration and are perfect for storing things like dry goods, flowers and plants, carpets, cereals, grains, wines and important documents. Unlike our refrigerated units, our 20 or 40-foot containers do not require a power source. If you need more information on suitability, please contact our office and we will be happy to offer our expert advice.


Shipping Containers Brisbane can highly recommend our robust, insulated containers to keep your goods at their correct temperature for short deliveries from your warehouse to the local distribution network. You could also use them as permanent storage at your business premises or as overflow at busy times of the year. For example, they would be perfect for wine producers or for sheep and cattle stations needing to store animal feed.

Suitably modified containers could also be used as temporary accommodation blocks for seasonal workers, especially when combined with portable air-conditioning units. They can be delivered and installed within a few hours at a very competitive price.


At Shipping Containers Brisbane, we supply two spacious models of insulated unit for purchase or rental in both 20 and 40-foot versions: Non-operational refrigerated (NOR) and purpose-built insulated. Both benefit from high-strength steel construction, quality hinges and durable corrosion-resistant finishes in a choice of colours, to match your company’s branding, if so required.

NOR units are essentially recycled refrigerated containers, with the original cooling motors decommissioned, yet retaining all the impressive, high-performance insulation capabilities found in our fully refrigerated models.

Purpose-built containers are obviously designed from scratch for the specific purpose of providing an even temperature for their contents. Please be aware that you will lose some load space with NOR’s, due to the presence of the non-operational motors. They are low-maintenance and will give years of trouble-free service.


You will be amazed at how much our expansive, insulated containers can accommodate. They are the perfect answer to all your short or long-term storage problems, can be delivered throughout Brisbane and Queensland at short notice, and rapidly installed by our experienced and hard-working crews.

Perhaps you have the opportunity to purchase bulk goods at a price that is too good to miss but lack storage space; then welcome to the perfect ready-made solution. They are guaranteed to your produce safe and dry, and protect it from Queensland’s occasionally harsh climate. We can even install ventilation if increased airflow is required.

Our many satisfied customers use insulated containers to store all manner of things: wines and spirits, animal feed, dry goods, carpets, fabrics, documents and books are just a few examples we have come across over the years. Their potential is virtually unlimited. If you have a purpose in mind but are not entirely sure what container would work best, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Specifications  20′ Insulated Container  40′ Insulated Container
Inside Cubic Capacity 28.3 m3 57.8 m3
Max Gross Weight 22,111 kg 26,120 kg
Tare Weight 3,290 kg 4,360 kg
Dimensions Length Width Height
20′ Insulated External 6.06 m (20′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
20′ Insulated Internal 5.43 m 2.28 m 2.26 m
40′ Insulated External 12.19 m (40′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
40′ Insulated Internal 11.49 m 2.27 m 2.20 m
Insulated Door Size 2.34 m 2.58


With the huge hike in property prices along the Brisbane River Valley, across the Gold Coast and throughout much of Queensland, people are exploring various alternative solutions, with many successfully adapting shipping containers to a variety of accommodation uses, both commercial and residential. With adaptations and bespoke colour schemes, they can make attractive homes at a fraction of the price of a conventional house. They can be safely stacked or arranged in a variety of interesting configurations. You could also adapt them as garden sheds or even trendy cafes.

One thing anyone who has spent even an hour in a shipping container knows, is that insulation is essential! Queensland’s summer sun takes no prisoners and the interior can quickly become an oven. Equally, during cooler weather you will soon be reaching for extra layers. This is why we add our own layers of highly effective insulation to your specifications, or you could purchase a regular container and install your own.


To help you realise the full potential of your shipping container we offer a full range of optional extras, just as if you were buying a new car or a house off plan!

Along with high-performance insulation, we can install useful features such as kitchenettes and bathrooms, plus air-conditioning, vents and lighting to improve the interior environment. If you intend some sort of business use we can also fit ramps, shelving, work-benches, telecoms and full electrical wiring. As you can see, the number of potential uses are huge.

Contact Us Now for a Quote or Further Information

To discuss customisation options or any other aspect of Brisbane Shipping Container’s product line, call today on (07) 3185 2170 or email us.