We’ll send you a formal quote and if accepted, a credit application is sent to you.
On receipt of the completed credit application, a credit review is done which takes approximately 2 - 3 working days.
Once the credit review is successful and the rental terms are agreed to we’ll send you an invoice for the first month’s rental and transport costs (to and from the depot if applicable).
Once payment is received, your container is released for delivery.
The cost of renting a container depends on the factors listed below but you can read our detailed article that explains exactly how much a container costs to rent or buy in South Africa.
Our container rental offering consists of standard dry shipping containers used for storage and transport, refrigerated containers used to store perishable goods and ISO tank containers used for transporting or storing liquids in bulk.
The larger the container the more expensive it will be to rent.
Stock availability for containers varies in each region of South Africa. Limited stock in a particular region means that the cost of sourcing containers will increase container prices slightly.
The newer the container the more expensive it will be to rent. For example, our standard dry shipping containers are graded and priced according to their condition. New containers are usually rented to our customers who need the containers to represent their brand or for food safety purposes. While used containers are usually hired for onsite storage purposes.
Wind and watertight and in good condition with moderate dents. External primers and paint are applied.
Wind and watertight and in good condition with minimal dents and rust.
Wind and watertight and in fair condition with moderate dents and rust.
Container rentals are available in various sizes, the standard sizes being 20ft and 40ft containers. Please download our container specifications for a more detailed explanation of container sizes for each type of container that we offer.
When renting a container, transport costs need to be considered for delivery from and back to the depot. Almar outsources container transport as part of our container rental offering and we’ll provide you with a quote for this. Alternatively you can arrange your own transport.
Container transport costs are usually determined by your location, the travel distance and whether the travel route is on main roads or on infrequently traveled roads. The latter will affect how long it takes to transport the container.
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