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Verify Markets' North American Portable Storage Rental Market research report includes market size, growth rates, vertical end user split, competitive market share data and revenue forecasts from 2023-2030 for the United States & Canadian markets. The study is a comprehensive analysis including market share splits by size (small, large, customized), power features (unpowered, electrified, solar powered, climate controlled), type (ConexBox, trailer mounted), end user group (construction, commercial, industrial, and government & institutions) and rental provider. Furthermore, profiles of key companies, growth drivers, restraints, challenges, and quotations from industry participants are also included in this analysis of the portable storage rental opportunity.

[Published March 2024] 

This study aims to provide a detailed analysis of the North American portable storage rental market along with qualitative trends for the year 2023. The market numbers included in this report represent revenues generated by companies operating the portable storage rental market in the U.S. and Canada. The base year for the study is 2023 and the forecast period is from 2023 until 2030.

This study captures the following information on the North American portable storage rental market:

  • Market Size, Growth Rate, Revenue Forecasts (2023-2030)
  • Growth Drivers & Restraints
  • Market Data
  • Quotes by Key Industry Participants
  • Market Share Analysis
  • Market Trends

    Major Companies Featured:  Willscot Mobile Mini Inc, McGrath RentCorp, and ATCO Ltd, among others.


    Portable rental solutions usually consist of smaller, standalone structures designed for easy transport and rapid deployment. These rentals are typically used for short-term needs such as temporary offices during construction projects, mobile classrooms for schools, or additional storage space for events. Portable rentals offer quick setup and teardown, making them ideal for situations where flexibility and mobility are paramount.

    Modular space solutions involve the construction of prefabricated units off-site, which are then transported and typically assembled on-location. These units can be customized to fit specific spatial requirements and offer a wide range of configurations, including office spaces, classrooms, healthcare facilities, and more. Due to their sturdier construction and ability to be permanently anchored, modular spaces are suitable for long-term use and can withstand various environmental conditions.

    In terms of materials, modular space solutions are constructed using durable materials such as steel aluminum, and composite panels, ensuring longevity and structural integrity for long-term use in various environments. In contrast, portable rental solutions (like storage containers) primarily employ corrugated steel for lightweight and transportability prioritizing quick deployment and mobility over long-term durability. This distinction in materials reflects the intended use: modular spaces are tailored for semi-permanent or permanent installations, offering customization and durability, while portable rentals are ideal for short-term needs where flexibility and rapid setup are key considerations.

    The primary difference between the two lies in their permanence and customization. Modular spaces are intended for semi-permanent or permanent use and can be tailored to specific requirements, offering greater durability and flexibility in design. Portable rentals, while versatile and convenient for temporary needs, are less customizable and are better suited for short-term projects or events where mobility is essential.

    1. This report focuses on the portable rental solutions market.
    2. Our modular space rental market report can be found here.
    3. A bundle offer for both reports can be found here.

    Based on the mode of operation, portable storage rental units can be classified into:

    • Small - These units measure below 10 feet in length. They are suitable for individuals, students, or small businesses with minimal storage needs. They are commonly used for storing personal items during moves, seasonal items, or excess belongings. These storage units usually fit comfortably into a single standard-sized parking space.
    • Medium - Medium units usually measure between 10 feet and 25 feet in length. They cater to a broader range of customers, including small to medium-sized businesses and households. The 20-foot shipping container is widely used as the standard container range to transport raw materials like iron ore, rock, and heavy machinery. These type of containers are ideal for businesses with moderate inventory.
    • Large & Customized - They are tailored for businesses requiring extensive storage capacities while also accommodating unique needs across various industries. Typically exceeding 25 feet in length, these solutions are targeted toward businesses with substantial storage requirements such as retailers, construction companies, or large-scale events. They are usually utilized for on-site storage of construction materials equipment or as temporary warehouses. Equipped with features like temperature control with HVAC systems insulation for protection against extreme conditions, shelving and racking systems for optimized storage, and enhanced security measures including lockboxes and advanced locking systems to prevent theft. Additionally, they offer customized sizes and configurations tailored to fit specific spatial requirements and may include modifications such as special ventilation systems, lighting fixtures, and access ramps to accommodate unique needs.

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