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COVID-19

Dear customers, partners and relations,

After the outbreak of COVID-19, the authorities in The Netherlands has increased the rules and regulations for business conduct and the overall day to day life. K-tainer follow...

The Depot has moved

For many years now we have been using MRS depot at the Droogdokweg location. After many years of loyal service, this location will be re allocated and together with MRS we've moved to a new and modern depot!

Van Velsen Rally Sport finishes in Dakar!

January 14th was a special day for the Van Velsen Rally Sport team as they finally crossed the finish line of the Africa Eco Race in Dakar. This final special stage was a relative breeze, consisting of a twenty-two ki...

Using the container differently

In between all of the standard logistic work we regularly receive requests from people who have rather different destinations in mind for K-tainer's shipping containers. In this newsletter alone we mention a container...

New blue & white containers 20ft standaard

We are pleased to present our latest new builds 2018 as addition to our container stock: a collection of new brilliant blue and white 20 ft. dry shipping containers! These presentable containers are ideal for use duri...

Containers to St. Maarten following hurricane Irma

This month we saw the destruction created by class five hurricane Irma, and one of the countries affected was the island country of St. Maarten. Much is being done at present to support those affected. Shipping contai...

K-tainer launches Facebook and LinkedIN pages

At K-tainer we have been busy launching our Facebook and LinkedIN pages. The goal of these pages is to come closer to our customers and regularly share news we find interesting. Our newsletter - such as this one - onl...

For the smaller jobs: K-tainer mini shipping containers

Freight comes in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes large shipping containers can simply be too large. After all, shipping containers take up space and can be too heavy. For the cargo for which a 20 foot standard con...

Modified K-tainer shipping container in Africa Eco Race rally in Dakar

In January 2018, the Van Velsen Rally Sport Team will be launching their 'Blauwe Schatje' rally truck from the start of the Africa Eco Race to find the way from Monaco, through thirteen grueling rally stages trough Mo...

20 ft. Tank containers available at K-tainer

Tank containers are a kind of shipping container specifically designed to safely house liquids, gasses, and powder bulk during storage or transportation. There are generally two kinds of tank shipping container; food ...

K-TAINER present at Transport Logistik 2017 in Munich

Once every two years, all of transporting Europe meets up at the largest transport convention of Europe. Hosted in Munich, Transport Logistic is the world's leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT, and supply c...

Prototype Technology combine to reduce CO2 with our container

When a container trading company like us mentions reduction CO2, you're probably inclined to think we're talking about reducing our CO2 emissions during transport. At K-TAINER we think this is very important, true, bu...

Star Cool Integrated reefer containers at K-TAINER

K-TAINER has a wide range of new and used reefers. Customers can choose from various sizes, 10, 20 and 40ft, with various refrigeration/freezing systems, including highly energy-efficient Starcool SCI20/40.

Summer discount: 45 ft. Pallet-Wide High Cube Containers

At K-TAINER we strive to meet all of your shipping container demands. Whether you want to turn a container into a bus, bar or a house; We are there for you. However we also understand that sometimes you just want to...

End of the beach season for K-TAINER

This may sound odd with spring in full swing and summer ahead, but for K-TAINER the beach season has already ended! For many years now, K-TAINER has provided containers to several beach club organizations, who use t...

Event / BAR containers for hire and sale at K-TAINER

In our last newsletter we announced that K-TAINER would be offering a container bar up for rent. At the writing of the current newsletter, modifications have finished and our very own K-TAINER Event Container is in ...

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20 ft. DV containers available in various colours

The shipping container's DV variant - which stands for Dry Van - is easily the most common shipping container, and well-equipped for safe and dry storage or transportation of your goods by road, railway, or water. T...

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Rent your very own Container Bar at K-TAINER!

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...

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Up-cycling: decoration by doors

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 proba...

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The container in all its glory and variants

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...

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Store your tires safe and dry with K-TAINER tire storage containers

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 challe...

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Paris – Dakar Rally Edition 2017

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", wit...

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Happy holidays and a happy new year!

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

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Winter edition of the Containerbar

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 in...

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Update construction House of Containers

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 ...

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Milano design week 2016

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.

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K-TAINER verwelkomt Christina en Arjan

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 introd...

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Containers in South-Africa

Ten years ago the very first container sent to South-Africa by K-TAINER was destined for family van der Kraak.

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Intermodal Europe 2016 in Rotterdam

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.

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K-TAINER and SOLAS

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 m...

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Winner of the K-TAINER Tour de France Contest – Hielke Visser

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.

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Containerbar Noordplein Rotterdam

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 con...

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K-TAINER wins a Lean & Green Award

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 wit...

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Tour de France contest

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 eas...

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Alternative use for containers: durable container house

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 ...

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Summer discount: 45 ft. Pallet-Wide High Cube Containers

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 someti...

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K-TAINER @ Milan Design week

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 a...

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K-TAINER visits Feyenoord – FC Groningen

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 th...

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Tribute Space Containerbrackets now available at K-TAINER

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...

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New 20 ft. Containers

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

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For rent with favourable conditions: 40 ft. Containers

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 condi...

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In the spotlight: Special K-TAINER containers

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.

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K-TAINER crosses the finish in the Dakar 2016 with the 'van Velsen Rally Sport Team'

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-T...

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Dutch Holidays

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

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K-TAINER welcomes Hans van de Pol

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 Zwijn...

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Reporting for duty: 20’ Reefer Containers

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 containe...

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Reporting for duty: 20’ Bulk Containers

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 c...

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Intermodal Europe 2015

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 ...

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Team presentation Dakar Rally 2016

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...

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Container turned library… on wheels!

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 t...

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Parking in style at K-TAINER headquarters

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 parkin...

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New !!! Renovate the Interior of your container

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...

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K-TAINER participates in Dakar Rally

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 ...

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Greater capacity for 45 ft. Pallet Wide Container

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 intr...

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K-TAINER provides new training gear for PSV Poortugaal youth team

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.

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Winner of the K-TAINER Feyenoord-Eagles contest visits match in the Kuip

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...

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New 45’ pallet-wide high cube containers for G. van Doesburg

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, an...

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Heijplaat celebrates hundred year anniversary

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 He...

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K-TAINER visits Transport Logistic 2015

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 thou...

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Dutch Holidays 2015

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

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K-TAINER will visit Transport Logistic 2015

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 ...

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A Storm called Niklas

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 ...

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New: 45ft. Pallet Wide High Cube container

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 intr...

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Power Outage

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 ...

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Race of the Classics

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 ...

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World’s largest vessel

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 lar...

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6 Day Racing Bremen

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

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'World premiere' for the port of Rotterdam

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.

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Reduction CO2 emissions

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 impo...

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Container Giants

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.

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Holiday Season 2014

2014 was a moving year for K-tainer!

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Transport & Logistics 2014 Rotterdam Ahoy

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

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K-tainer at Intermodal 2014

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

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K-tainer has moved

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...

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New colleague!

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

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K-tainer sells and rents 40ft. and 45ft. containers

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 4...

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Intermodal 2014

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.

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K-tainer moves!

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

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K-tainer renews its website!

We all know .... the technique is faster than we think! In cooperation with HVMP our website is optimized ..

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Sandblasting and coating of containers

Often it is not necessary for a client that the containers are really without any failure. Therefore it is not reasonable...

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Intermodal Europe 2013

The Intermodal Europe 2013 is the leading trade fair in the transportation and container industry and will take place...