Specialise in Long distance & Inter Island moves around NZ

shipping Containers

About Affordable Self Load Containers

Affordable Self Load Containers is a family owned and operated business. We specialise in renting, selling and relocating shipping containers around NZ. The safe transportation of your effects is our main focus.

Our team is here to help you complete your self-move as simply and cheaply as possible.

An affordable and flexible way to move your items NZ wide. If you are moving house our popular self load container service can save you a fortune. Unlike a standard removal company service, we supply you a shipping container for you to pack, then we move it to your new home for you to unpack.

Customers looking for a low-cost moving option should consider using the self load shipping container service. We make the whole process as easy as possible - especially on your wallet.

You have up to three days free use of the container at both origin and destination. Your personal effects will be safe and secure inside the padlocked container.

We have lots of information we can give you to help you take the uncertainty and stress out of moving home. You will have your quote within one business day.

Self Load Containers

New Zealand Wide Container Relocations


Services we offer

Using a shipping container to relocate within NZ is an inexpensive and reliable way to relocate between most major locations in NZ.

We deliver either a 20 or 40 foot container depending on your requirements, We take care of all council permits etc.. leave with you for 2-3 days to pack and return to transport the container to your new destination, we allow you 2-3 days to unpack the container (if you require longer , no problem) then return to collect the empty container.

All you need to do is put on your own padlock to secure the container. We do not require the key as the only person who has access to the container once sealed is you.

  • Container's Dimensions


    NOTE: Accessible you want them to be and the way you fill your space.
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    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    Billiard Table (2.40)
    Bookcase (0.60)
    Chair (0.15)
    Divan (1.20)
    Table (1.20)
    Stereo (0.40)
    Video Recorder (0.10)
    Television (0.40)
    3 Seater Couch (1.30)
    2 Seater Couch (1.00)
    Armchair (0.48)
    Standard Carton (0.15)
    Book & Wine Carton (0.10)
    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    Bookshelf (0.50)
    Buffet/Sideboard (1.00)
    Crystal Cabinet (0.85)
    Dining Chair (0.15)
    Dining Table (1.00)
    Other Chair (0.30)
    Auto Trolley (0.30)
    Whatnot (0.30)
    Standard Carton (0.15)
    Book & Wine Carton (0.10)
    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    Bar (1.00)
    Bookcase (0.60)
    Bookshelf (0.50)
    Bureau (0.60)
    Chair Arm (0.48)
    Chair Other (0.30)
    China Cabinet (0.70)
    Coffee Table (0.20)
    Desk (0.85)
    Divan (1.20)
    Heater (0.10)
    Lampshade (0.20)
    Organ (2.00)
    Piano (2.00)
    Stereo (0.40)
    TV (0.40)
    Video Recorder (0.10)
    Wall Unit (1.00)
    Standard Carton (0.15)
    Book & Wine Carton (0.10)
    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    Clothes Airer (0.05)
    Clothes Dryer (0.56)
    Small Laundry Cupboard (0.80)
    Ironing Board (0.10)
    Laundry Basket (0.10)
    Laundry Trolley (0.10)
    Washing Machine (0.60)
    Vacuum Cleaner (0.20)
    Standard Cartons (0.15)
    Book & Wine Carton (0.10)
    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    Cupboard (0.85)
    Filing Cabinet (0.60)
    Golf Bag (0.20)
    Sewing Machine (0.20)
    Sewing Cabinet (0.60)
    Trestle Table (1.00)
    Swing (dismantled) (1.00)
    Bench (0.80)
    Exercise Bike (0.40)
    Mats & Rugs (0.15)
    Pram (0.35)
    Suitcase (0.20)
    Folding Chairs (0.10)
    Occasional Table (0.28)
    Standard Cartons (0.15)
    Book & Wine carton (0.10)
    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    B.B.Q (0.75)
    Bicycle (0.40)
    Chair (0.14)
    Esky (0.10)
    Fold Chairs (0.10)
    Fold Lounge (0.20)
    Garden Setting (2.50)
    Ladder (0.40)
    Motor Mower (0.30)
    Child's ride-on Toy (0.20)
    Pot Plants (0.10)
    Wheel Barrow (0.48)
    Whipper Snipper (0.15)
    Large Bin (0.60)
    Table Tennis Table (1.00)
    Trampoline (dismantled) (1.00)
    Large Umbrella (0.30)
    Standard Cartons (0.15)
    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    Double Bed & Mattress (1.20)
    Single Bed & Mattress (0.60)
    Queen Bed & Mattress (1.80)
    Folding Bed (0.28)
    Bedside Table/Drawers (0.15)
    Bookcase (0.60)
    Chest (0.40)
    Chair (0.15)
    Chest Drawers Large (0.85)
    Cot (0.70)
    Dressing Table (0.80)
    Bedhead (0.30)
    Mattress Double (0.48)
    Mattress Single (0.30)
    Wardrobe (1.20)
    Portable Robe (0.60)
    Desk (0.80)
    Dressing Table & Mirror (0.80)
    Cheval Mirror (0.30)
    Standard Carton (0.15)
    Book & Wine Carton (0.10)
    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    Cabinet Dresser (1.00)
    Freezer (1.00)
    Fridge (1.00)
    Table (0.98)
    Kitchen Chair (0.15)
    Microwave (0.15)
    Chopping Block (0.12)
    High Chair (0.15)
    Stool (0.15)
    Cupboard (0.85)
    Standard Carton (0.15)
    Book & Wine Carton (0.10)
    Article (cube mt.) Qty Space
    Dropside Table (0.40)
    Coat Stand (0.60)
    Hall Table (0.25)
    Hat Stand (0.28)
    Standard Cartons (0.15)
    Book & Wine Carton (0.10)



  • 20ft GP Container

    2.43m Wide * 2.59m High * 6m Long (33m3)

  • 20ft HC Container

    2.43m Wide * 2.96m High * 6m Long (38m3)

  • 40ft HC Container

    2.43m Wide * 2.96m High * 12m long


    20 Ft
    40 Ft
    Rent To Buy
  • Shipping container - 40 foot storage container
  • loading and unloading services

    Loading / Unloading

    We can also load & unload your items or you can do it yourself.

    How to load a shipping container?

  • packing services


    Packing service option available in some areas.

    Packing & Moving Tips

  • rent containers for long term

    Rent For Long Term

    You can rent the container for long term. We can store the container on your behalf or you are welcome to store the container on your property.

  • Payments

    We do require payment before delivery is made. The account for Self Load Containers is 03-1750-0380115-001

Contact with us


(03) 928 5472






Team Members

Mel & Jacquie

Mel & jacquie have 10 years experience in logistics & removals business.

Being a family business we strive to provide flexibility, value for money, friendliness and relocation solutions accomodating to each clients needs.

A job acknowledged as well done is also a reward in it self.

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