Rent or buy shipping containers

Tropical Containers is one of the leading providers of new & used shipping containers in North Queensland. We specialise in the hire, sale & distribution of containers to North Queensland & anywhere in Australia.

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Founded in 1991, Tropical Containers is part of a national container business, located in Townsville.

Our experienced and professional team will provide you with the best shipping container solutions to meet your needs. We can even modify the units to suit your requirements.

Our clientele ranges from multinational companies to building contractors, government and the private sector that are mainly based in North Queensland.

If in the event we don’t have what you require we will find it for you – at a great price!

Using your container

Our shipping containers have many different uses such as: refrigerated shipping, cold storage facility, home furniture storage, car and boat storage, as a garden or tool shed, a site office, dangerous goods storage, and much more.

High quality product

The shipping containers we supply were originally developed for marine use. They are manufactured to a very high specification out of high tensile steel and have corrugated steel walls and doors. Because of this strength, they are capable of surviving in extreme conditions.


Our range includes:

  • Refrigerated containers
  • Double door containers
  • Side door containers
  • Flat racks
  • Flat tops
  • Open top containers
  • High cube containers
  • Containers that can store dangerous goods

These can come in a range of sizes: ten, twenty and forty foot.
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