Containers for Sale In South Africa

Almar offers the best quality new and used shipping containers for sale in South Africa at affordable prices. We are able to source the right container for your unique needs and get it to you quickly based on our nationwide footprint.
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Benefits of containers for sale

Here are some reasons why you may need to buy a shipping container:
Shipping containers can be used as instant and secure solutions for additional onsite storage space. This is much quicker and cheaper than construction and offers the flexibility of easily moving your storage space to another site if needed.
Shipping containers are known for having a robust design because of the need to withstand turbulent conditions at sea. With their lockable doors you can transport and store your precious goods safely and securely.
Refrigerated containers are perfect for storing and keeping your perishable goods fresh. They're able to maintain temperatures between 25°C to -35°C and have food grade steel interiors

Why choose Almar for your Shipping Container Needs?

  • Founded in 1988, Almar is a trusted container supplier and market leader in the shipping container industry in South Africa. At a time when container fraud is rampant, you can rest assured that you're dealing with a company that has a proven track record.
  • With our company ethos being "Simple. Reliable. Fast", Almar's expert team of sales representatives are eager and passionate to deliver the great customer experience that our many happy customers have grown accustomed to.
  • Almar has a depot in each major city in South Africa. We offer shipping containers for sale in Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg. This means we can get your shipping containers to you quickly no matter where you are in South Africa.
With Almar Container Rentals and Sales, your shipping container search is over.
Sales Process

How to buy a container?

Step 1

Call our sales team for a quote on +27 31 561 6767 / +27 86 001 7476 or email


Step 2

We'll send a formal quote and if accepted a pro-forma invoice will be sent to you.


Step 3

Once full payment is made, transportation can be organised by Almar via a third party and full payment of this is made at the same time.

Container Delivery

Step 4

Full payment for the purchase of a container and transportation (if required) reflects in our account.

Container Delivery

Step 5

Your container is released for delivery.

Frequently asked questions about containers for sale

How much are containers for sale?
There are various factors that determine the cost of buying shipping containers like their condition, size and your location. Shipping container prices are also volatile and pricing can change on a weekly basis due to market conditions. To get an idea of how much you can expect to pay, read our article: How Much Does a Container Cost in South Africa.
What size is a container?

Shipping containers come in various sizes with the most standard sizes being 20ft containers or 40ft shipping containers. Download our container spec sheets to find just the right container for your needs.

New vs used containers for sale

Our customers usually buy new shipping containers when they need the containers to represent their brand, for food safety reasons or for high-end container conversions because of their excellent condition.

Used containers are usually sold for static on-site storage purposes. They are more affordable than new shipping containers and their costs are graded according to their condition in descending order as per below:

Refurbished containers

Wind and watertight and in good condition with moderate dents. External primers and paint are applied.

Grade B containers

Wind and watertight and in good condition with minimal dents and rust.

Grade C containers

Wind and watertight and in fair condition with moderate dents and rust.

What types of shipping containers are for sale? 

Almar are sellers of the following shipping container types:

  • Dry containers - These are your standard steel shipping containers used for storage, transport and container conversions. We sell new and used containers.
  • Refrigerated containers - A refrigerated container offers instant cold storage to keep your perishable stock at optimum temperatures. We offer a wide range of refrigeration solutions from reefers to chillers as well as custom built mobile blast freezers. These shipping containers are available in 2-phase or 3-phase power units.
Where to buy shipping containers?

Look no further than Almar Container Rentals and Sales. Our sales team can be reached on +27 31 561 6767 or alternatively email

Wherever you are in South Africa, we'll be able to get your shipping containers to you in a quick and efficient manner.

Container rentals vs containers for sale

Buying a shipping container is a worthwhile investment if you're looking to use it long term, perhaps as a fixed structure. e.g. container home, office or shop

Container rentals are a much more viable option if your requirements are only temporary. Shipping containers can be rented at an affordable cost with flexible leasing agreements available from Almar.

How much does it cost to rent a container?

As it is with purchasing a container, container rental prices vary based on the volatility of the container market. Read our article "How much Does a Container Cost in South Africa" to get a good understanding of what you can expect to pay for renting a shipping container.

How do I protect myself from container fraud?

The main way to protect yourself from container fraud is to ensure you're doing business with a reputable container company with a proven track-record. Read our tips to avoid container fraud.


Nationwide footprint

With offices and container depots within each of South Africa’s major centers, we’re able to get your container to you simply, reliably and fast.

KwaZulu-Natal (Head Office)

50 St Andrews Drive, Durban North, 4051
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20 Indiana St, Apex Benoni, 1540
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Cape Town

Cape Town

Aristea Rd, Zevenwacht Estate, Kuilsriver, 7550
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