Buy or Rent a Shipping Container in Richmond, VA

Affordable Shipping and Storage Containers for Living in or Moving to the Colonial Capital


Richmond is so much more than its historic significance. The colonial town named after a district in London has grown into a bustling modern metropolis since the country’s early days. Richmond is also home to some of the most significant advertising agencies in the nation, as well as the financial, medical, and biotechnology industries. Whether you’d like to add a shipping container swimming pool to your home in River City or you’ve decided to make the historic city your new home, Rent-A-Container sells and rents a variety of affordable shipping containers for whatever you might be moving or storing.

Cost-effective, convenient, and versatile. Get a quote now!

Shipping containers are becoming the go-to storage solution for individuals and businesses. Rent-A-Container makes buying or renting exactly the right container for your needs easy. Just fill out this form and get a personalized quote sent to your inbox within the hour!

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Special Promotions in Richmond

Interested in buying or renting a shipping container in Richmond at the lowest price? Rent-A-Container is for you! As a leading shipping container retailer, we provide a wide range of container promotions across the state of Virginia. Plus, save on shipping by renting or buying containers close to your location.

Check out our special promotions in Richmond and other cities in Virginia. Just enter your zip code here on our website, or subscribe to our email newsletter to stay informed about all of our deals and discounts!

Other cities served near Richmond:

  • Virginia Beach
  • Norfolk
  • Alexandria
  • Roanoke
  • Williamsburg
  • Charlottesville
  • Fairfax
  • And more!

How Richmond Uses Rent-A-Container Containers

With our full line of temporary steel shipping containers available for Richmondians to buy or lease, the possibilities are endless. Our versatile options, industry low prices, and superior customer experience make us the best choice for storing and shipping containers.

Use them for storage, turn them into a coffee shop, office space, or unique backyard project. Whether it’s one container or 1,000, businesses from education to construction choose Rent-A-Container. Take a look at just a few of the industries in Richmond that can take advantage of affordable shipping and storage containers.



Struggling to find space for all your stuff in the big city? Not to worry! With Rent-A-Container’s convenient storage solutions, you can live in Richmond  and store all of your outdoor toys with ease. Whether you need some extra space for your carabiners and other rock climbing gear or can’t fit your kayak into your apartment, Rent-A-Container makes it easy to pack away your bulky belongings until next season.

But it’s not just residential storage – Rent-A-Container also has large containers for construction storage. Whether it’s a small construction project or a huge renovation, whether you need to store furniture or equipment or raw material, our storage containers get the job done.


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Looking for fresh seafood? Look no further than Island Shrimp Co. Located in Richmond’s luxurious waterfront Rocketts Landing, Island Shrimp Co. has been bringing the flavors of the tropics to Richmonders since 2019. But the carefree flavors aren’t the only unique thing about Island Shrimp Co. – the restaurant is also made out of refurbished shipping containers.

Using a storage container like the ones we sell at Rent-A-Container is the perfect low cost, sustainable way to start out your culinary endeavor. Because they are reusable and cut down on the waste of constructing a new building, shipping containers are a great choice for local spots like Island Shrimp Co.  Will you open the next cost-effective and sustainable shipping container restaurant in Shockoe Slip?

Freight Shipping

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Located only about 100 miles inland of the Atlantic coast on the James River, Richmond is naturally a significant port city. The Port of Richmond exports products like coal briquettes, soybeans, computers, and manufacturing equipment by water, rail, and road to cities throughout the mid-Atlantic and imports goods from all over the world.

With such a bustling freight shipping business, the only question left is this: What will you ship or store in Richmond?

Home Additions

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For its attractive location within easy reach of the coast, Richmond offers a relatively affordable cost of living – and that includes real estate. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t savings to be found – particularly when you swap your traditional home addition plans for a sustainable container home addition. 

Companies like Custom Container Living have built everything from full container homes to handy home office additions away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house out of shipping containers. Shipping containers make a great solution for extra space.

People who’ve used Rent-A-Container can barely contain themselves!

With Rent-A-Container’s custom container options, you can customize your home or home addition exactly to your liking – like windows to soak up views of the James River.

Get a Quote on Containers in Richmond, VA

New or used, buy or rent, we have containers available to fit your needs. Rent-A-Container offers the widest selection of standard, specialty, high cube, and office containers in Richmond. Combined with our flexible delivery options, it’s the reason we’re a leading steel shipping retailer in Virginia.

Why People Love Shopping With Rent-A-Container

Maximum Choices
Maximum Choices

We have a huge inventory of steel shipping containers for sale or rent! Shop height, conditions, doors, and layouts at the best prices.

Buyers Trust
Buyers Trust us

Our customers trust our experts and support staff to deliver high quality, affordable containers when and where they need them.

Easy Delivery
Easy Delivery

We deliver to our customers in as little as five days after placing an order. Or, when they have a specific day and time in mind, we coordinate to meet their needs.

Expert Guidance
Expert Guidance

Our customers trust our experts and support staff to deliver high quality, affordable containers when and where they need them.

Want To Speak With a Rent-A-Container Expert?

Keep in mind that some container types are not always available at every depot in our network. To check on the availability of containers in Richmond, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re available via call center, email, and live chat!


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Ready to Buy or Rent a Storage Container with Rent-A-Container?

There are plenty of shipping containers for rent or buy across Virginia. But there are few shipping container companies that make the purchasing or rental process as easy, affordable, and fast as Rent-A-Container. We are your one-stop shop for shipping containers, converted containers, and container accessories.


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At Rent-A-Container, we pride ourselves on being synonymous with quality products and friendly customer service. We have the widest selection of steel containers for sale or lease in Richmond and other cities in Virginia. All you have to do is browse our offers, select container type/size/condition, and add it to the cart. Online transactions are handled fast, transparently, and securely. There are no hidden costs to worry about.

Whether you need one container or the entire fleet, we ensure the lowest prices and a one-click purchasing experience. Contact our staff today - we are committed to guiding you throughout your container-buying or leasing process!

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