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When it comes to finding just the right solution to your logistic problems, we at K-TAINER strive to offer the highest quality. This is why, when you come to us with an unusual request, we try to meet you in as many ways as possible - for instance if you wish to use shipping containers to build a house, pop-up store or bar. Our latest product is a fitting example of this: the K-TAINER Container Bar!

Since containers are so versatile, you can probably easily picture them in different circumstances, such as in the rain on a boat, or rushing by on top of a speeding train at a railroad crossing. One place you probably wouldn't picture a container is inside an office, yet the front of a K-TAINER shipping container now proudly adorns the Dutch office of EKB Container Logistik!

Since about the 1830s, shipping containers have been used as a way to easily transport multiple goods in a single package, rather than separately loading all of the individual items of a cargo onto a ship. Back then containers were produced mostly out of wood and were not suited for the stacking of one upon the other. The stackable container as we know it first appeared around the time of the Second World War, but was still more limited in application. Nowadays shipping containers can be found worldwide, and allow for easy transport by rail, road, or water.

If you're reading this, you're sure to know that shipping containers are exceptionally well-suited for the storage of various goods. Here at K-TAINER we take pride in finding suitable answers to your specific challenges, such as helping you find the proper storage solutions for the tires or wheels of your cars. For this reason we now offer containers that have been specially modified for the storage of tires.

Last update; As we have announced in earlier editions in our newsletters : K-tainer is one of the proud sponsors from the "Van Velsen Rally Sport Team".

 

Below a last update from the "Van Velsen Rally Sport Team", with information before the rally is going to start definitely on the 2nd of January 2017.

 

K-tainer wishes all teams a good journey, a sportive and successful rally and a return in good health.

Management and staff of K-TAINER wish you and your colleagues a Merry Christmas and a happy, successful and healthy 2017.

In our previous newsletter we shared with you the hope that the pop-up container bar which brightened up Noordplein in Rotterdam for two weeks during August would soon return. We're happy to report that this will indeed be the case, and we won't have to wait very long, because the container bar will in fact open today!

A house constructed from containers is perhaps not common, but it is ecologically and economically responsible. We touched the topic of container houses briefly in the Summer edition of our newsletter, and this was of course for a reason!

Beauty remains in the eye of the beholder. Whilst some people prefer delicate tables from (for instance) Duffy London or sensitive vases richly adorned, here at K-TAINER we sometimes opt for the utilitarian look.

If you've been on the telly with the K-TAINER headquarters lately, chances are you've had the pleasure of making their acquaintance already, but just to be on the safe side we'd like to take this opportunity to introduce not one, but two of our new colleagues to you! In the second half of 2016 Christina and Arjan have reinforced the K-TAINER team!

Ten years ago the very first container sent to South-Africa by K-TAINER was destined for family van der Kraak.
Last year K-TAINER attended Intermodal Europe in Hamburg. This year around the travel time will be drastically shorter as the event will be hosted by Ahoy Rotterdam from the 15th to the 17th of November 2016.
Since July the first of 2016, new legislation concerning the registration of container weight and its contents has become binding. This amendment of SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) was made by the International Maritime Organization to ensure that every container and its contents has its proper weight registered.
During the last Tour de France, K-TAINER hosted a contest, the stakes being a folding bike! To win, all you had to do was guess correctly the winning time of the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2016.
A temporary bar built from sea containers? From the 25th of August and until the 4th of September, the place to be was the Noordplein in Rotterdam. Organized by Frankie Dros and his sister Tahnée, several K-TAINER containers were transformed into a bar – and an amazing time was had!

K-TAINER is proud to announce that on May 26th of this year we have received a Lean & Green Award! This means that K-TAINER has formulated a Plan of Action that will cumulate in reducing our CO2 production in 2017 with 20% compared to five years ago!

 

For you, occupied and expensive parking spaces and time consuming traffic jams might just become a thing of the past! With an incredibly useful folding bike, useful in the trunk of a car or in a train, you could easily and healthily get to where you need to go – and you could secretly partake in the cycling season! The best news of all? You can win one now at K-TAINER!

Aside from participating in the Lean & Green Programme, K-TAINER is coming up all green in other ways as well. As one might imagine, shipping containers are built to withstand every and all conditions of weather, and this makes them very much suited for up-cycling.

At K-TAINER we strive to meet all of your shipping container demands. Please know when you want to turn a container into a bus, restaurant or a house, we will be there for you. However we also understand that sometimes you just want to use a container for what it's purpose-built: shipping stuff.

K-TAINER and the Milan Design Week, a combination which perhaps might cause you to raise your eyebrows, and you'd be forgiven if it did. The Milan Design Week is the most prestigious design event in the world, but at K-TAINER we're nothing if not versatile, and so we were present!

Saturday the 16th of April was the day of the thirty-sixth edition of Feyenoord – FC Groningen, and we were there! Expectations were high at the home club, because Feyenoord hadn't had any particular trouble with their hosts in the past few years.

In our ever-continuing search to offer you versatility and quality, K-TAINER now offers the patented Containerbrackets system by Tribute Space. They are available for purchase in conjunction with K-TAINER containers or separately.

K-TAINER has recently acquired several brand new 20 ft. Containers, constructed according to DIN ISO 1496.

No matter how diverse your needs, at K-TAINER we strive to meet and exceed them – and flexibility is but one thing we offer. We have containers available for rent for the long or the short term with favourable conditions. The lease purchase of a container is also an option. K-TAINER always maintains a supply of containers, so if you need a solution fast, we are there for you.

At K-TAINER we always strive to meet all your needs. We offer a broad variety of containers so that you always have the right container for your shipment or storage.

On the 16th of January, a nearly indestructible GINAF truck successfully finished the Dakar Rally 2016 in Rosario, Argentina. It was driven by Aad van Velsen of the 'van Velsen Rally Sport Team' and supported by K-TAINER.

The next few weeks will contain a number of Dutch Holidays. The K-tainer office is closed these days.

 

If you've called our office in recent times, it's possible you might've noticed a new voice answering the phone. That voice belongs to the cheerful 50-year old Hans van de Pol, born in Zaanstad and now living in Zwijndrecht. He now works for K-TAINER since the first of October as business developer, and you can contact him for the renting and modification of containers amongst other things.

K-TAINER has recently taken a number of 20-foot reefer containers into service. These containers possess a cooling unit and are therefore capable of transporting cargos which are sensitive to temperature. The containers have been fully renovated and painted in a stylish white.

The versatile and affordable K-TAINER bulk containers are perfect for transporting bulk goods such as grain, spices, or comparable goods. The containers are available for delivery worldwide and as standard are fully checked before delivery to guarantee a valid CSC date. This ensures that the quality and safety of the container are up to the strict international standards. Because of this, you always receive quality containers.

The fortieth edition of Intermodal Europe was held this year in Hamburg, and as always the K-TAINER stand was open for business. Intermodal Europe is an annual event which strives to bring together professionals from the container, transport, and logistics industries. The event is known for its open-to-public conferences, which provide ample opportunity to enter into conversation with market and opinion leaders. Because of this, the event offers a unique opportunity for companies and professionals to showcase themselves, do business, and engage in networking.

In our previous newsletter K-TAINER proudly announced participation in the Dakar Rally 2016, being involved in the 'van Velsen Rally Sport team'. On the sixth of November, the team officially presented themselves to sponsors and press at the A. van Velsen company in Stompwijk. Accompanied by festivities, everyone who helped in making the participation in the 2016 Dakar Rally a reality got to meet up with each other and get acquainted with the drivers, mechanics, and other crewmembers.

The intermodal container has been in service since around 1930 for the use of transportation. Nowadays there are many different uses and variations of the intermodal container as we know it, and most of them involve transport by rail, road, sea, or air.

 

It took some patience and careful parking at the alternative parking sites, but the result was worth it: the parking lot at Zaltbommelstraat 10 has been quick on its way to becoming a more than representative parking.

Although we always take special care of our products, containers will inevitably develop a worn look over time. However, some jobs require a particularly neat-looking, food-grade standard meeting container, and at K-TAINER we are happy to meet your demands.

Ever since 1987 the Dakar Rally has earn renown as one of the toughest endurance races in the world. This ultimate battle of attrition of man and machine versus nature was waged this year by over six hundred people in over four hundred vehicles, including trucks, quads, motorcycles and cars.

Because sometimes fitting 27 euro pallets in a container just isn’t enough. For years now, we at K-TAINER have striven to meet all your container-related needs. In order to keep meeting your expectations, we’ve introduced a new container size to our assortment. In fact, it is the largest container we currently offer.

To further increase our share of responsibility in local talent and youth development, we've become a sponsor of PSV Poortugaal. We have outfitted the PSV Portugaal E2 team in brand new training suits.

 

A month after the K-TAINER Feyenoord-Eagles contest winner had been revealed, match day finally arrived on April the 19th. Go Ahead Eagles visited Feyenoord in the iconic stadium de Kuip, and our prize winner Fabian de Kluijver experienced the match live and in luxury, together with K-TAINER and his colleague Frank van Buren. 

K-TAINER is proud to announce that we have delivered a number of brand new 45' pallet-wide high cube containers to G. van Doesburg. The containers have been converted to carry the G. van Doesburg company colours, and possess a K-TAINER prefix.

Residents of the Rotterdam neighbourhood Heijplaat, which has been home to K-TAINER since October 2014, have spent three days in May celebrating the town’s one hundred year existence. Before K-TAINER moved to the Heijplaat, in fact a hundred and twelve years before, another company moved here: RDM. There was no neighbourhood back then, or indeed a village: it was until eleven years after their settlement in the area that RDM were given permission to build a town to house their employees. Thus the village of Heijplaat was born.

Even though the fifteenth edition of the Munich-based Transport Logistic 2015 ironically suffered under the lengthiest German railway strike since 1994, visitor numbers reached record heights as over fifty-five thousand visitors from no less than 124 different countries found their way to the world famous trade fair. Amongst them was K-TAINER’s own Fred Tobbe.

The next few weeks will contain a number of Dutch Holidays. The K-tainer office is closed these days. 

From the 5th to the 8th of May in 2015, Munich will be home to the biyearly exposition Transport Logistic. De expo traditionally focusses on global innovations and trends in the areas of logistic, IT, mobility, and Supply Chains. Transport Logistics boasts over two-thousand exhibitors and is expecting over 52.000 visitors. Naturally, K-TAINER will also be present, represented by Fred Tobbe.

March came to a stormy end as a hefty storm wreaked havoc in our part of Europe. Germany suffered the brunt of the onslaught as the storm developed itself into a Hurricane in Germany. Hurricanes deserve a name, and the name given to this one was Niklas.

Because sometimes fitting 27 euro pallets in a container just isn't enough. For years now, we at K-TAINER have striven to meet all your container-related needs. In order to keep meeting your expectations, we've introduced a new container size to our assortment, in fact the largest container we offer currently.

For the Dutch, the 27th of March already was a date associated with disaster, since the river Merwede broke through the dyke at Hardinxveld in the year 1709, resulting in the near complete flooding of a part of the Netherlands called the Alblasserwaard. In 2015 yet another disaster was added to the history of this date – a disaster of similar or perhaps greater scale according to some.. 

Although the Port of Rotterdam counts far less such ships than in days gone by, no less than twenty-four classic ships departed from Rotterdam on Thursday 2nd of April, kicking off an eventful and memorable Race of the Classics.

On Thursday 8th of January the world's largest vessel arrived at the port of Rotterdam.
With a length of 382 meters and a width of 124 meters, which equals about 8 soccer fields,
'Pioneering Spirit' is the world's largest vessel.

The 6 Day Racing Bremen. A cycling festival which is held in Bremen the first / second week of the new year.

The Marstal Maersk was on 05-01-2015 the first large container ship that was unloaded at a terminal with unmanned fully automatic cranes on Maasvlakte 2.

The Port of Rotterdam supports every creative solution that leads to the reduction of CO2 emissions. To achieve this, one of the solutions is reducing the empty container transport between Rotterdam and several import countries in Europe.

On the 11th of Jan 2015 a day later than expected due to the strong winds the worlds largest container ship arrived in Rotterdam to unload about 4.000 containers.

2014 was a moving year for K-tainer!

Co-located to Intermodal Europe 2014 was the Transport & Logistics Rotterdam.

For K-tainer the Intermodal Europe 2014 in our hometown Rotterdam proved again to be an important event ...

On 26th of October 2014 K-tainer has moved the office from Botlek Rotterdam to Zaltbommelstraat 10, Waalhaven Rotterdam (view our office on Google Maps). The new location is a well known address. Waalhaven pier 7 is situated right in the middle of the home port of Rotterdam, close to the center.

Maybe you have already spoken to him on the phone. On the 24th of November Erik van Put reinforced the K-tainer Team. 

For several years, the 40ft pallet wide container made its appearance in Europe.
It all began with the 40ft pallet wide container with a height of 8'6 ". Soon these containers were after several years replaced by the 40ft pallet wide high cube (9'6 ") containers.

The Intermodal Europe 2014 is the leading trade fair for the transportation and container industry and will take place in Rotterdam/Ahoy from 11th to 13th of November 2014.

On 29 september 2014 K-tainer moved from Botlek to Waalhaven!

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