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CARU Containers - Sea Containers, Storage Containers, Workshop Containers and Office Units

CARU Group operates as the European market leader in sales, rental and leasing of new and used containers.

Almost every type and any number can be supplied from our stock. Among the clients of CARU Containers are shipping lines, shippers, cargo handlers, transport companies, contractors, relocation companies, municipalities, defense forces, merchants, lessors and many others.

With owned offices in Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland and the US, and a network of excellent partners throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Africa, we can offer our clients a true worldwide service with a local flavor, and implement quick and complete solutions.

Rentable offshore standard ISO containers

CARU Containers combines optimal price / quality with a client-oriented and flexible organisation. We constantly invest in fleet expansion, renewal and service optimisations, so we can deliver the best service and quality. This makes us one of the most innovative container suppliers in the world.

International shipping of containers

In the Netherlands, CARU Containers has a central depot in Moerdijk (65,000m²) and a depot in the port area of Rotterdam (18,000m²). The company's most recent development is a new depot in Belgium, Antwerp. All these depots have direct connections to railways, highways and inland waterways, and are ideally suited for international shipping. Stock is also maintained at depots worldwide to serve our customers involved in international shipping.

Maritime offshore container equipment

In recent years, the CARU Group has emerged as a trusted supplier of standard ISO containers. Through a growing network of clients, we recognised a rising interest in maritime offshore container equipment. As a result, we started offering and selling a range of standard 8ft / 10ft / 20ft / 20ft OT and 20ft hh OT DNV offshore containers, which were purchased as new and used to meet the demand of our offshore clients.

ISO / DNV-compliant offshore containers

CARU produces its own 20ft ISO / DNV 2.7-1 containers in China. Thanks to improved designs, production techniques and the use of high-quality steel, these containers have pad eyes within ISO standards and have a higher payload than needed to meet DNV rules. In addition, CARU has its own surveyors in place during all aspects of the production process. Recently we extended our product range with 20'OT / 20'OT half height and 10'dv, all compliant and certified to the DNV 2.7-1 EN12079 regulations. Due to be available at the end of October/beginning of November.

The combination of having access to a wide range of offshore containers via excellent relations built up with other suppliers in the worldwide market, and our own CARU offshore production, means we can answer the growing demand better and more quickly.

Offshore container modifications

CARU also specialises in the modification of standard containers to offshore containers. One of our best-selling products has been 10ft offshore reefers, which are converted from standard reefers. These containers include slings, approved pad eyes and nine bull bars (for impact protection). We can also customise the interior according to our clients' needs, from painting and building-in racks to including a complete workshop.

CARU Containers: ISO container leasing

CARU Containers was formed in 2008 by the merger of CARU and Schouten Container Services (SCS). Since July 2008, the businesses have been combined and run from our central office in Moerdijk under the trade name of CARU Containers.

CARU originated from the merging, in 2000, of three long-established Rotterdam businesses: CATU Rotterdam (1992), Trade Craft (1984) and Lease Craft (1991), which were all active in container sales and leasing. Under the new name CARU, the group grew into a worldwide operator, gradually adding offices in various countries. By the end of 2007, CARU was rated one of the 15 biggest ISO container leasing companies in the world.

CARU Containers B.V. Moerdijk
Graanweg 11
4782 PP Moerdijk

Tel: +31 (0)168 387 000
Fax: +31 (0)168 387 008