20ft Shipping Containers Australia

Being the most popular container size, the 20ft shipping container offers a myriad of options when it comes to usage. In this article we provide all the details about this sea container. We list the different variations of the mid-sized container; tell you its features; go over its benefits; outline some common uses for these container units – with real-life examples, and; provide you with the technical specifications of the 20ft cargo container. By the end of it, it should be clear whether the 20ft cargo container is what you’re looking for.

Because of its middle-of-the-road sizing, the 20ft shipping container has proven to be the most popular shipping container for almost all uses, whether hiring or buying from us.

Their more compact size enables the containers to be transported using smaller, manoeuvrable vehicles and be stored in smaller spaces – approximately a single vehicle parking space - all while still providing adequate room for storage.


The 20ft shipping container comes in two common variations from the standard model to suit different shipping and storage needs. These include:

  1. The 20ft high cube container - This is a slightly taller version of the standard cargo container and is designed to provide extra headroom for taller cargo. It retains all the other traits of the standard container but with a slightly higher build.
  2. 20ft open top container - This type of container has an open roof design and is meant for transporting extra tall cargo that cannot fit inside a high cube container or standard container.


All our 20ft shipping containers come with the following features:

  • A robust all-steel construction with corrugated walls for extra strength.
  • Heavy duty marine timber flooring.
  • Heavy duty wide opening doors (270 degrees) for easy access.
  • Floor lashing points for securing goods.
  • Forklift pockets for handling and mobility.

Additional features can also be added upon request to suit specific requirements. Just talk to our expert team about your ideas.


Some key points to consider regarding our 20ft containers include:

  1. Robust and durable build - Shipping containers are built to withstand the rough conditions of the open sea, which makes them very hardy and durable.
  2. Versatile - The 20ft shipping container can be used for a variety of purposes, such as shipping, conversion for multitudes of purposes or storage.
  3. Eco-friendly - Sea container conversions provide a way of making structures using re-purposed old shipping containers, improving the way we utilise resources and minimising wastage.


These containers are very versatile and can be used for a number of different purposes. These include things like:

  1. Shipping cargo - This is the reason why the shipping container was invented. It enables consolidation of goods, makes handling easier and enables easy transition from one mode of transport to another. This all occurs while keeping the goods inside safe from the elements, theft, and pilferage.
  2. Storage - This mobile storage will work just as well when in a fixed location to keep the things inside safe. Just about anything can be stored in a sea container including tools, machinery, sporting equipment, documents, household items, motor vehicles and more. They can also be used as independent sub-storage units within the warehouse for storing expensive items securely.
  3. Conversion - Cargo containers have proven quite popular outside their normal realm and are increasingly being converted into different structures for use outside of the shipping industry. Popular shipping container conversions include accommodation, offices, ablution units, sheds, pop-up shops and cafes.


Millions of unused shipping containers sit waiting for people to utilise them for other purposes. With the turn of the millennium, the use of shipping containers has continued to grow over the last decade and a half as international trade booms.

Due to their excessive numbers, shipping containers are more and more becoming part of our daily lives as we continue up-cycling these boxes for different uses. This has seen shipping containers being used in a variety of industries such as:

  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Hotel and leisure
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Housing
  • And much more...

Here are some of the best modifications we have come across...

  1. This magical 20ft shipping container transforms into an outdoor bar at the push of a button. The container has been cut three-quarter ways to one length and the adjacent width. This makes for an angled roof cover once the sides are popped open. The interior of the bar is designed like a regular bar, with a counter and shelves for the bottles. Seats are arranged in an adjacent open space to give costumers that outdoor feel as they enjoy their drinks.
  2. Nicknamed ‘push button house’, this café represents one of the best and most attractive transformations of the 20ft shipping container. With a flick of a switch, this regular-looking shipping container transforms into a stylish modern café with the accompanying nitty-gritty. The side walls drop to add to the available floor space, creating a comfortable, spacious café.
  3. Made from a 20ft shipping container, this tiny house has been fitted out with all the things necessary for off-the-grid living. This tiny house is a perfect example of how functional, space-saving designs can be implemented. This very small house manages to squeeze in an office, kitchen area and a bed to prove that you can do a lot with even the smallest of spaces.

    Containers are quickly finding their way into our daily lives more and more. New modification designs are being developed continuously and very soon shipping containers will be found, in various forms, all across our landscape.


Read the technical specifications for the 20ft shipping container.

Tiger Containers provides both new and used 20ft shipping containers for hire and sale at unbeatable prices. Our shipping containers are not only of high quality, but also delivered on time all across the country.

Need a shipping container for your upcoming project? Tiger Containers provides quality new and used shipping containers at competitive prices. Our team of qualified and experienced technicians will also help you make the modifications you require to meet your needs.

Call us for a free quotation: 1800 072 039.

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