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New business for our container depot services

We are pleased to announce S Jones Containers has been awarded with an ongoing contract with the major shipping line APL for container handling, inspection, repair and storage.



The new business win adds APL to an impressive client list which includes Hanjin, MSC, Marfret, OOCL, Stinnes Linien, Tarros and Sloman Neptun.

Over the year, APL’s new contract is likely to see around 78,000 cubic metres (over 2,750,000 cubic ft) of cargo space pass through our 12-acre depot.

Andy Cargill, depot manager 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. Having another of the world’s top ten shipping lines join us is really the icing on the cake.”

Tony Pollock, APL’s Head of Operations UK & Ireland, said: “After a relationship spanning almost 20 years, APL has taken the difficult and unprecedented decision to move its container depot services in the West Midlands from our previous supplier to S Jones’ depot in Aldridge. This move will continue to offer APL the empty equipment services required for its container operations, in a strategically good area, at the right cost, while also allowing us to continue to support our customers with their needs. We are looking forward to another long and mutually beneficial relationship, and are extremely pleased with the service and customer focus we have received from S Jones.”

Andy Cargill said: “We have always provided our customers with the highest possible customer service levels and we do so in a way that means every customer feels important and gets exactly the type of service they need. We build strong relationships with our customers and it is the strength of these relationships that stands both S Jones and our customers in such good stead.”


Posted by: S Jones on August 24th, 2015 @ 12:59 AM
Tagged with: container handling container inspection container repair container storage shipping line

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Unusual Shipping Container Homes

This swanky home in Denver is made up of seven modified shipping containers!

              Unusual Shipping Container Homes

This is proof that you can do almost anything with shipping containers!

Internally the home features a large open plan dining and living space, with heating and air-conditioning systems.

                      Living Space | Unusual Shipping Container Homes

The kitchen boasts a built-in countertop stove and hardwood floors making the room unrecognisable as a shipping container.

                       Kitchen | Unusual Shipping Container Homes

With an office, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, three bedrooms and a spiral staircase with rooftop views, this house really is one to make the neighbours jealous!

                       Bedroom | Unusual Shipping Container Homes

We have manufacturerd numerous accommodation units and have lots of experience in this area.  Get in touch with us for more information.

Check out our Shipping Container Housing Pods

Posted by: S Jones on August 20th, 2015 @ 12:49 AM
Tagged with: container conversion container housing pods container sales

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Housing the homeless in Honolulu

Two dozen modified shipping containers are being used to house the homeless. 

The village that will spring up on the Sand Island site will offer electricity, plumbing and 24 hour security.  It’s expected to house 75 to 100 people.


Shipping containers are so versatile and in many instances, a cheaper alternative to a permanent building.  The use of containers as a building material has grown in popularity over the past few years due to their strength and affordability.

Other alternative uses:

  • Fire and military training facilities
  • School and office buildings
  • Artists’ studios
  • Stores
  • Exhibition spaces
  • Cafes, bars and restaurants
  • Shopping malls
  • Experimental Labs
  • Workshops

Talk to us about your ideas.

Posted by: S Jones on August 20th, 2015 @ 10:17 AM
Tagged with: charity work container conversion container housing pods


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