Although widespread preference rates the 20ft and 40ft containers the more popular choices for projects such as tiny homes, large office spaces, log cabins, restaurants, and more, 10ft shipping containers are easier to transport, store on smaller blocks of land, and are more conspicuous than larger containers.
10 Foot Shipping Container Size, Weight, and Dimensions
10ft containers are one of the smallest standard containers available for rent or purchase. Although compact in size with limited storage space, they are still equal to the durability and strength of their larger counterparts, and in some cases come with much higher prices than 20ft and 40ft containers.
Here are the dimensions of a standard 10ft shipping container:
External Height: 8ft 6″ (2.59m)
External Width: 8ft (2.44m)
External Length: 10ft (3.48m)
Internal Height: 7ft 10″ (2.38m)
Internal Width: 7ft 8″ (2.35m)
Internal Length: 9ft 3″ (2.81m)
Tare Weight: 2,850lbs (1,300kg)
Max Cargo Weight: 19,530lbs (8858.7kg)
Max Volume: 563 cubic feet
How Do 10ft Steel Storage Containers Compare to PODS?
PODS are a great option for that moving house or redecorating and needing to store their smaller household items. PODS are cost-effective for a short amount of time and can easily fit in most spaces.
If you need more time to store your belongings but need the POD moved off-site, they can be stored at a convenient PODS location.
Both PODS and containers have fast delivery options (depending on availability).
Where PODS are a reasonably secure storage design, 10ft shipping containers are much sturdier than PODS due to their strong steel manufacturing.
Shipping containers also come in a broader range of sizes compared with PODS and may suit those needing to transport goods further interstate or out of state where PODS are not guaranteed to keep goods secure from the elements.
Buying Vs Renting
When considering whether to buy or rent a shipping container, take into account the length of time you’ll be needing the container to help make your decision.
As a general rule, if you need shipping containers for a job site, a DIY project, or for storage purposes, and plan to use the container for a year or more, pricing will usually work out cheaper for you if you buy the container.
However, if you’re
How Much Does a 10′ Shipping Container Cost?
New 10ft Containers
New 10ft shipping containers can cost you between US$3,000 and up to US$5,000. They can be made to order or bought as one-trip containers.
Used 10ft Containers
Used 10-foot containers, though still expensive for their size when compared with larger containers, can be purchased for less than US$3,000. Again, prices are determined by the condition of the used containers as well as your location.
How Do You Buy 10′ Shipping Containers?
If you want to go ahead and purchase a 10-foot shipping container you can fill out our form below with your requirements. We’ll then reach out to our network of 5,000+ shipping containers and have a rep reach out to you, making sure to set you up with storage containers that suit your project.
Benefits and Common Uses of 10ft Steel Shipping Containers
Smaller containers have numerous benefits over the larger, standard 20ft and 40ft containers. Not only are they typically cheaper to have delivered, they easily fit in most or any location.
Here are some other benefits:
- Easy to have moved to a new site
- Provides adequate space to be used as a personal, business, or worksite shed
- Doors are easy to secure for the security of valuable equipment
Here are some ways that people have used 10-foot containers around the world:
A Small Café
Beany Green Stall is a small café in London run from the open doors of a 10ft storage container.
Miniature Popup Shop
Tiny Beach Hut
If you’re a fond lover of the beach and have bought a small block of land to keep a shed/space for your water activity and beach gear, consider a secure container rather than a simple shed. Security is stronger, there’s a place to escape the sun when it’s too hot, and storage is ample.
An Ideal Shed
Whether it’s for a permanent or temporary job site, a shipping container can easily put a roof over your companies employees’ heads. These units can be split in half with walls if privacy is needed for staff members.
What Types of 10 Foot Shipping Containers Can I Purchase?
Shipping containers come in numerous sizes from 10ft up to 53ft. They also come with various industry standards that you can read about below.
A one-trip container is classed as “almost new” because it has only been in transportation one time before being sold.
Cargo-worthy containers are mainly used for overseas shipping and must meet the requirements outlined by the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) to be classed as cargo worthy. These types of containers are also classed as seaworthy and are wind and watertight storage vessels.
Wind and Water Tight
A wind and watertight storage container is guaranteed by the CSC to not leak water internally. They may or may not be eligible for overseas shipping depending on their condition and do not need to be checked by the CSC as cargo worthy if they are not being transported overseas.
Moving and Delivery Costs
Because of their smaller size, 10-foot containers are easier to transport and deliver over-land with cheaper and smaller trucks. Customers might find that although 10ft shipping containers can be pricey to purchase for their size, the delivery truck price can be considerably cheaper.
You can check out our blog here on the moving and delivery costs of all shipping containers.
Are 10ft Shipping Containers Right for You?
As you can see above, 10-foot containers are a great option for numerous projects and storage solutions. Large enough to store the contents of a standard one-bedroom flat, 10ft shipping containers are an optimal storehouse when 20ft containers are just too big.