The Smart Choice in Full or Empty Container Storage, Certification & Repairs

  • We survey your units to all applicable international and domestic standards (including IICL, CIC qualified surveying and certification to R-Series)
  • Undercover repairs by our experienced crew are monitored with comprehensive Quality Control program
  • Qualified container engineer to advise on structural defects and provide you with solutions and alternatives
  • Container Transport, servicing all your transport requirements
  • Full computer reporting – plain text or EDI formats
  • Storage for 3600 TEU
  • Refrigeration Pre Trip and repair
  • Curtain-side, 48ft, side door and other specialized equipment storage modification and repair
  • EPA approved container wash facilities

If you need Shipping Container Services the Western Container Depot is close to the Sydney freight terminal and a short drive from Port Botany and the Sydney Rail Depot making us the perfect place to bring your containers for storage, maintenance, repair or modification. Our depot has a capacity of 3600TEU and also boasts an exceptionally qualified and experienced team, so that your jobs are completed to our comprehensive quality control guidelines which mean you will always be happy with the finished job. Our facilities include an undercover repair area to ensure minimal disruptions from weather extremes, to give you confidence that your job will be completed on time.

One of our specialities is the inspection, maintenance and repair of your refrigerated shipping containers. We also manage other specialised equipment storage and modifications like curtain-side units, 48ft and side door access units with exceptional precision.


  • 3600 TEU Empty Container Storage
  • 20 TEU Outside Repair Bays
  • 30 TEU Undercover Repair Bays
  • Steam cleaning bays to handle up to 20TEU per change over
  • 18 TEU Pre-trip bays for refrigerated container testing

ERS Johnson Pty Ltd trading as Western Container Services (formally LC&N Johnson) has proudly serviced all aspects of transport in the shipping container industry since 1974. Now under second generation management, we still provide a range of services from loaded and empty container storage through to major and minor repairs for all types of standard and specialised equipment.

2011 delivered an opportunity to expand on our Hire, Sales and Modifications division with the acquisition of the Container First brand, which has become the new face of our national wholesale and retail shipping container sales and modifications.

Containers First, is the place to come for container sales, hire and leasing. We have an impressive range of new and second-hand containers. to easily provide what you need. Containers First produce and sells modified containers for use as general on-site or off-site storage, portable buildings, dangerous goods storage, training facilities, emergency accommodation and custom event and marketing creations. Shipping containers are engineered to withstand the huge stresses that occur during, sea, rail and road transport which makes them the ideal framework for many applications. If you can think of a possible use or modification for a shipping container our team at Containers First can make it happen.