SCF's Darwin depot largely supports our container sales and hire in the Northern Territory. It is located on the old Jack's Melon Farm in a high visibility block, only 12km from port in the major interstate rail and logistics precinct.
Darwin is a great place to buy shipping containers. With much larger blocks on average than the rest of Australia, along with the structural integrity that means they can withstand cyclones if tethered correctly, containers represent fantastic long-term value for onsite storage. Even if the weather doesn't get severe, most containers are wind and watertight, so all your valuables will survive during a sustained wet season.
SCF regularly have containers delivered straight from factory or relocated from other state depots to Darwin. Our hire fleet that comes off contract is also returned to depot and becomes available as used stock. Often these used containers represent the best value for money when purchasing. They remain wind and watertight, yet are significantly cheaper than new units. Read our Container Grade guide to get a better understanding of the condition of used containers.
For large blocks, 20ft and 40ft containers can be purchased. They will store anything from extra furniture, garden equipment, fishing and hunting gear, to car and bike parts, more family members or fixtures as part of a renovation. In addition to short or long-term storage, they can be used as a shed alternative, detached office or workshop.
For those that live on smaller or space constrained sites, we can supply 8ft and 10ft containers. Smaller containers are also a popular choice on sites where access is limited or tricky. They are commonly seen in inner city suburbs.
One key advantage to buying a shipping container is your ability to customise it, such as the external paint colour, internal shelves or more. This can be done in SCF's Darwin depot before your container is dispatched, or you can undertake the work in your own time if you're handy, or like a weekend project.
Sites with easy access tend to be the most popular for container sales.
Hiring a shipping container in Darwin makes plenty of sense. It is a low cost option that provides additional storage for as long as you need without the large initial outlay.
So why would you hire a container in Darwin? It depends on the end use. Short to mid-term activities, like home renovations are a common reason, or a business might hire them to store archives until they move into a new facility or can shift the files into permanent storage. It can also be used to store old equipment or furniture, car parts, tools and stuff that belongs in a shed.
The best thing about hiring a container is that you have access to the newest units in the fleet, which often come with more features designed to make it easier and safer to use. For storage containers, this might include a lockbox to discourage dirty thieves. On a Dangerous Goods Container, this might be a larger bund.