Shipping Containers in Tucson, AZ


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According to research, over 170 million shipping containers, also known as cargo containers or Conex boxes, carry more than 1700 million tonnes of cargo across the globe. Because of comparatively lower cost and higher transportation speed via ships, these Conex boxes are in high demand.

However, many containers are left in waste yards until they are converted into storage solutions. With a high emphasis on recycling and sustainability, reusing steel cargo containers for storage has become a cost-effective and sustainable solution.

Mobile Modular Portable Storage offers high-quality shipping containers for sale or rent in Tucson, Arizona for storage applications. Contact us at 866-459-7600 for your requirements. Our team will be happy to help.

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Storage Container Solutions in Tucson

Shipping Containers in Tucson, AZ, are a great alternative for conventional brick and mortar construction. You can quickly install them and start working in less than a week.

They are excellent storage solutions for industries, construction sites, municipalities, hospitals, retail stores, and more.

However, you may need a permit to place a shipping container on your site. We recommend that you contact the local municipal office in Tucson for details.

Features of Our Containers

Cargo containers are highly resilient to extreme weather and are a safe option for storing valuable goods and documents on your work or residential site. Common features include:


  • Durability - Storage containers come with corrugated marine-grade CORTEN steel sheets. It can withstand harsh weather and saline winds at sea. If you maintain the storage container well, it will last for years.
  • Security - The strong steel frame, corrugated steel walls, and hinged doors secure the containers against vandalism and theft. You can also add high-security HASP locks or shackle puck locks. Easily store expensive equipment and confidential documents with complete peace of mind.
  • Mobility - Since the Conex containers are designed for long-distance transportation, they are easy to transport on a flatbed or tilt bed truck. You can easily lift them using the forklift pockets and place them at the back of a truck or on top of another container.
  • Scalability - Steel shipping containers are modular, which means that you can stack them to expand the storage space quickly. This is a major advantage over traditional brick and mortar storage which may need weeks or months for expansion.

Storage Container Sizes/ Dimensions

Shipping containers for storage are available in the following sizes and dimensions:

  • 10 ft.
  • 20 ft.
  • 24 ft.
  • 40 ft.


10-ft Shipping Container



Exterior Dimensions

  • Length: 10 feet 0 inches
  • Width: 8 feet 0 inches
  • Height: 8 feet 6 inches


Interior Dimensions

  • Length: 9 feet 4 inches
  • Width: 7 feet 8 inches
  • Height: 7 feet 10 inches


20-ft Shipping Container



Exterior Dimensions

  • Length: 20 feet 0 inches
  • Width: 8 feet 0 inches
  • Height: 8 feet 6 inches

Interior Dimensions

  • Length: 19 feet 4 inches
  • Width: 7 feet 8 inches
  • Height: 7 feet 10 inches


24-ft Shipping Container



Exterior Dimensions

  • Length: 24 feet 0 inches
  • Width: 8 feet 0 inches
  • Height: 8 feet 6 inches

Interior Dimensions

  • Length: 23 feet 5 inches
  • Width: 7 feet 8 inches
  • Height: 7 feet 10 inches


40-ft Shipping Container



Exterior Dimensions

  • Height: 8 feet, 6 inches
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Length: 40 feet

Interior Dimensions

  • Height: 7 feet, 10 inches
  • Width: 7 feet, 9 inches
  • Length: 39 feet, 5 inches


Storage Containers for Rent

The decision to buy or rent a shipping container depends on the following factors:

  • Budget - Brand new storage containers are easy to get but are often the most expensive. Single-use containers are the most cost-effective but have a waiting period. Containers used multiple times on sea are the cheapest but may need refurbishing. If you have sufficient cash for an upfront purchase, you can buy a container. Otherwise, you should rent.
  • Duration - If you need the shipping container for 3-6 months, we suggest renting. However, if you need the storage container for more than a year, you should buy it, as that will cost you less.
  • Modifications - If you purchase the shipping container, you can custom brand it, but you may not be able to do so if you rent. However, at Mobile Modular Portable Storage, we offer features such as plan tables, shelves, HASP and shackle puck locks, and other additional accessories that you can choose from in our rental container as well.
  • Maintenance - With a rented shipping container, the responsibility of delivery, pickup, and maintenance lies with the supplier. If you buy the shipping container, you will have to manage the maintenance on your own.

Still confused? Contact us with your project requirements, and we will help you find the right shipping container in Tucson, AZ, within your budget.


Ideal Users & Uses of Storage Containers

Steel storage containers have a wide range of applications in these industries.


  • Construction - Use steel containers to store tools, machines, documents, and worker equipment on site.
  • Industrial - Store expensive equipment and supplies, and use the containers as temporary storage when your main plant is under renovation or expansion.
  • Petrochemical - Get used shipping containers in the petrochemical industry for storing drilling equipment and other supplies.
  • Retail - Get a storage container to store extra supplies during the high-demand season when sales increase.
  • Education - You can store school stationery and furniture if the building is undergoing renovation or expansion.
  • Government - Store valuable government records safely in a high-security storage container.
  • Healthcare - Provide optimum patient care in emergencies, disasters, and renovation of the hospital. Store medical supplies, wheelchairs, hospital beds, and any other overflow equipment.
  • Automotive - Get a cargo container for storing spare parts or even entire cars at an automotive plant.
  • Agriculture - Agricultural equipment is expensive more often than not. You don't want to leave it in the open under the weather. It's best to store them in a container that is wind and watertight.

You can also convert steel storage containers into restaurants, bistros, gyms, spas, swimming pools, art galleries, cafes, workshops, portable toilets, and more.

Examples of Shipping Container Applications in Tucson

Globally, the trend of shipping container structures is fast catching up. As a result, there are a wide variety of architectural projects that aesthetically design modular shipping containers. Tucson has a few examples of its own:


Stackhouse is a shipping container housing project that aims to change the way people own and finance their homes.

Designed as individual container homes, the co-founders of Stackhouse planned to create urban residential towers made of containers and expand homeownership by reinventing distinct communities with a bent for minimalism.

In addition, the community is said to be equipped with solar panels and a battery backup for two days of power.

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MSA Annex

Tucson has its own shipping container shopping center that hosts local businesses south of the original Mercado San Agustín.

This annex also encompasses an entertainment space for bazaars and weekend parties. This unique shipping container annex houses local businesses ranging from women’s clothing, home décor and interior design, photography, skincare and beauty products, and eateries.

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The Boxyard Restaurant

The Boxyard is Tucson’s unique wine bar and eatery made of 10 aesthetically designed shipping containers.

This colorful array of Conex boxes offers four distinct cuisines and a choice of indoor and outdoor dining spaces to choose from for a relaxing evening once the desert air cools down.

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Cost of Containers

Rental Cost

Renting a shipping container in Tucson, AZ, will cost you a monthly fee that often includes delivery and pickup:

  • 10’ Storage Container: as low as $95/month                           
  • 20’ Storage Container: as low as $95/month                                        
  • 40’ Storage Container: as low as $120/month                                                


Purchase Cost

Purchasing a shipping container in Tucson, AZ, will cost you as per the following slab:

  • 10' container: $3,800 - $4,800
  • 20' container: $2,350 - $7,900
  • 40' container: $3,400 - $8,600

Contact us for exact pricing at your location in Tucson, Arizona. The final price will depend on things like distance from our warehouse, location, customizations, etc.


Steel shipping containers in Tucson, AZ, for storage offer safety, security, and durability for your next project.

Get a shipping container in Tucson, AZ, for rent or sale at competitive prices. With our high-quality wind and watertight storage container solutions, we assure you of high security, quality, and convenience. 



How Do You Transport a 20-Foot Shipping Container in Tucson, AZ?

To transport a shipping container, you need a container trailer, also called an intermodal trailer. They have a distinct design to transport containers of various sizes. At Mobile Modular Portable Storage, we have our own fleet of trucks and trailers that safely deliver the storage containers in Tucson. Our drivers are A+ rated and ensure that the container reaches on time and is set up before leaving.

Are All Storage Containers Sold in the Same Condition?

No, you can get either a new, single-use, or multi-use storage container in Tucson. The physical condition of the container varies accordingly. However, we ensure that our skilled technicians maintain the containers with the highest safety and quality standards.

What Are Steel Storage Containers Made Of?

Storage containers come with marine-grade steel. They have a high-strength steel frame and corrugated steel walls for safety and security against theft and vandalism.

Do I Need to Do Anything Before My Cargo Container is Delivered?

Yes, you should prepare your site with enough space for the flatbed truck to approach and safely deliver the container. You also need to ensure that there are no overhead wires.

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