If you are looking for extra storage options and decide to go with a sea-can, you may be debating whether to buy a sea-can or rent one. Although to buy a container seems favorable, depending on the circumstance, renting a sea-can makes more sense compared to buying one. Here we will find out why renting a sea-can is more beneficial than purchasing one.

Less cost for short-term storage

Perhaps you are looking to store your skiing equipment or snowboards that you will only use during the fall/winter season, or you are planning to move. You would need temporary storage space for 2-3 months, to rent a sea-can will be a better option for you compared to purchasing one, as the price of renting will be lower than to buy a sea-can.

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Free space

It does not matter whether you are renting or buying a sea-can, having a sea-can at your site will inevitably take up space. With our sea-can rentals, the free space will only be occupied when you need extra storage; once you no longer need the sea-can for storage, we will arrange a sea-can pick up from your site. Alternatively, if you purchase a sea-can, regardless of needing extra storage at the time, you will always need an area to place your sea-can, which takes up free space.

Sea-can modular containers

modified sea-can

Changeable sizes

Another advantage of sea-can rentals is the option to upsize or downsize your sea-can. If you find yourself needing more space than a standard 20’ sea-can, you always have the opportunity to return the 20’ sea-can and rent a larger sized one to fulfil your storage needs. Conversely, if you purchase a sea-can, its size is fixed, and it takes more time, effort, and money to switch to a preferable sized sea-can.


Although sea-cans are known for being durable, purchasing a sea-can means that you are responsible for the maintenance to make it favorable for your storage unit. With our sea-can rentals, you can always expect the best sea-can storage offers; windproof, watertight and operable cargo doors. That way, you do not need to worry much about maintenance.

With the “container crisis” and supply chain issue going on right now, the price to purchase a sea-can skyrocketed. If you wish to save costs for temporary storage, sea-can rental is the way to go.

All in all, renting a sea-can may be a more sensible option, depending on your situation and storage needs. Feel free to send us a note or call us for inquiries.