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New shipping container firm expands service in U.S.

Eveon Containers began in Europe in 2020 to bring more economical prices to exporters.

Todd Fitchette

August 12, 2021

2 Min Read
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The shipping container business model that promises to ease U.S. agricultural export woes just expanded to several states, including California, Maryland, Ohio, Illinois, and Georgia. What started in the U.S. in New Jersey after getting off the ground in Germany, continues to expand.

Eveon Containers began in Europe in 2020 to bring transparency and more economical prices to the need for shipping containers to move product around the world.

"Despite there being 45 million containers globally, there's been an increasing scarcity of commercial containers due to various circumstances," said Eveon founder Aad Storm in a recent statement. "Eveon Containers is easing the supply bottleneck of the looming retail and agricultural seasons by purchasing unused and used containers to make them immediately available to customers, something that is rarely done in our industry."

Related: Could shipping container sales ease export challenges?

U.S. agricultural markets have been stymied by the inability to secure shipping containers for their goods. Instead, maritime shipping companies – they own the bulk of the shipping containers worldwide – have prioritized empty containers for quick shipment to Asia where they can collect top dollar for exports coming back to the United States and elsewhere.

Customers can choose whether to collect containers themselves the next day after payment, according to a company statement. Eveon also offers regional delivery that allows customers to have an empty container delivered in up to three days within a significant radius of city hubs. Customers within 200 miles of Oakland, Calif., 300 miles of Chicago, Ill., 200 miles of Cleveland, Ohio, or 200 miles of Savannah, Ga., can take delivery of empty containers within three days.

Related: The shipping container shortage is getting worse

Eveon offers three new and used container variants: 20-foot, 40-foot, and 40-foot high-cubes. Refrigerated containers are not currently offered. Customers can immediately see product and transportation costs on Eveon's website at https://www.eveoncontainers.com/en-us.

About the Author(s)

Todd Fitchette

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

Todd Fitchette, associate editor with Western Farm Press, spent much of his journalism career covering agriculture in California and the western United States. Aside from reporting about issues related to farm production, environmental regulations and legislative matters, he has extensive experience covering the dairy industry, western water issues and politics. His journalistic experience includes local daily and weekly newspapers, where he was recognized early in his career as an award-winning news photographer.

Fitchette is US Army veteran and a graduate of California State University, Chico. 

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