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What happens when containers retire?

When a person turns 18, he or she is on the cusp of true adulthood and ready to take on the challenges of life. However, when a container turns 18 it is...

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|Feb 8|magazine4 min read

When a person turns 18, he or she is on the cusp of true adulthood and ready to take on the challenges of life. However, when a container turns 18 it is no longer regarded as young, and in fact 18 years is the official age of retirement from ‘active service’ when it comes to Maersk Line containers and reefers.

But this doesn’t mean that you can’t use these containers anymore; it merely means that they move on from being constantly lifted, shoved and carried in ports all over the world to serving a variety of different purposes, which are not the ones Maersk Line used them for.

Every year, thousands of used Maersk Line containers and reefers ‘retire’ and are no longer in circuit for their main purpose. In Maersk Line, the sale of used containers is a business area in itself. In the Used Container Sales business, a team of experts serve customers all over the world who are involved in depot services, container renovation and re-engineering, as well as the purchasing and onward selling of various types of containers.

Offices across the globe

Equipment Sales Manager Kamilla Sultanova who is based in Helsinki, Finland, said: “The area of selling our used containers and reefer is developing. We have 10 satellite sales offices, which can literally cater to any demand in the world.

“It’s a huge advantage for us in Maersk Line that we already have a very large established global network. This means we can both easily access big stocks of containers and have the systems in place to deliver the containers.”

If you want to know more about Maersk Line Used Container Sales please visit the website www.maerskline.com/containersales.