Dangerous Goods Containers


Firstly, dangerous goods are defined as:

“Substances or articles that pose a risk to people, property or the environment, due to their chemical or physical properties. They are usually classified with reference to their immediate risk.”

Some examples of commonly used dangerous goods include:

  • LPG
  • Paints
  • Acids
  • Pesticides
  • Petrol
  • And more...

Incidents involving any of these items often results in fires or explosions, and have a great potential to cause injuries, damage property and the surrounding environment. Unsafe use and handling of hazardous goods may also result in chemical burns, poisoning and other serious health issues, with death being the worst case scenario.

Dangerous or hazardous goods are widely used in industry, therefore it’s important these goods are stored, transported and handled safely to prevent harm to human life and wildlife.

Transporting hazardous goods is not as easy as transporting other types of cargo. Due to their harmful nature, governments from all over the world have put in place regulations to govern the storage, transportation and handling of these kinds of goods.

Shipping containers are preferred by most users of hazardous goods for transport as they are able to offer protection to the goods within, and also protect the environment from the hazardous items.


  1. Strength – Shipping containers are made strong so as to withstand the forces of nature and rough handling during transit. It is, therefore, logical to use them for highly sensitive cargo due to their proven ruggedness. Shipping containers will provide protection for dangerous goods against the elements of weather, sea water, pilferage and physical damage from knocks and shake at a minimal cost.
  2. Easy to modify – Modifying a shipping container for hazardous goods storage is easy compared to designing and constructing a new vessel for the job. It will cost less to modify a container in terms of money and time.
  3. Easy transportation – Due to the extensive amount of infrastructure available all over the world for handling and carrying shipping containers, transportation of containerised goods will be very easy. This is because hazardous -goods-shipping-containers do not require any special handling equipment as they are basically just regular containers with a few modifications. Containers will also allow easy intermodal transportation as they are suitable for both land and sea transport.
  4. Re-usability – Once the hazardous goods are taken out of storage, the shipping container can be converted back into a regular shipping container for purposes other than for storing hazardous items. It can also be used to store other dangerous goods instead of buying a new container every time you require secure storage for these kinds of goods.


  1. Our containers meet all the Australian regulations in regard to dangerous goods storage and transportation.
  2. We use the latest designs, high-quality materials and excellent craftsmanship to come up with products that will maintain the integrity of your goods during storage.
  3. Due to our vast experience in this field, we are able to develop solutions for different types of hazardous goods from petrochemical storage to paint-thinners — you name it, we’ll make it.

Our specialised hazardous goods shipping containers are designed to protect the cargo inside as well as the environment outside.

At Tiger Shipping Containers we specialise in the modification of hazardous goods containers and produce durable products that are built for safety. We are aware of how important it is to keep these kinds of goods secure and our containers are designed and engineered to provide maximum protection while meeting all Australian standards.

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.

Read more about shipping container conversions


    Dangerous Goods Containers

    10ft Dangerous Goods Shipping Containers (Class 3)

    Flat Rack Containers

    20ft Flat Rack (Collapsible) Shipping Containers

    High cubes containers

    20ft High Cube Shipping Container (9”6/ 2.9m High)

    Open-top containers

    20ft Open Top Shipping Container

    Refrigerated Shipping Containers

    20ft Reefers For Sale Or Hire (Refrigerated Shipping Containers)

    Side opening containers

    20ft Side Opening Containers (2.6m or 2.9m High)

    Flat Rack Containers

    40ft Flat Racks (collapsible)

    High cubes containers

    40ft High Cube Containers

    Open-top containers

    40ft Open Top shipping container

    Refrigerated Shipping Containers

    40ft Reefers For Sale Or Hire (Refrigerated Shipping Containers)