Shipping container contract
12 May 2021
S Jones Containers has signed up one of the world’s largest ocean carriers as a new customer for shipping container depot services at its base in Aldridge, West Midlands.
The APL contract covers container handling, inspection, repair and storage and over the year is likely to see around 78,000m3 of cargo space pass through SJC’s 12-acre depot.
Andy Cargill, depot manager at S Jones Containers, said: "This is a very important new client for us. Not only have we won a valuable customer in a fiercely competitive marketplace, we have done so at a time when the shipping industry is growing again.
"Generally shipping lines have struggled a great deal in recent years and have represented a smaller percentage of our work than they have done historically, so it’s been very satisfying to see an upturn in the amount of work we receive from our shipping line customers.”