We are CARU Containers

We are CARU Containers. We trade and rent out new and used shipping containers across the globe, operating from offices in 8 countries.

In the year 2000, CARU Containers was born from a merger between CATU Rotterdam, Trade Craft and Lease Craft. With the fusion of CARU Containers Rob Tromp, our current CEO, and Paul Ockers made container trading more professional and human.

At CARU, we love containers because they’re an unpretentious product. They do what they do, and they’re pretty good at it. And because of their simplicity, the possibilities are endless.In our opinion, the container is the invention of the 20th century.

We can relate to containers, as we are also always on the move. We explore other countries, new ways of trading, and new digital technologies.

We make buying and renting containers a pleasure. Simple, human, transparent, and fun. And it seems this approach is working: we have grown to be one of the largest traders of containers in the world.

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Milestones

CARU Containers celebrates its 20 years existence this year. CARU is, just like a container, always on the move. See below the most important milestones in the history of CARU.

2000

Founding of CARU Containers B.V. and container depot Rotterdam.

2005

Acquisition of CARU Praha s.r.o. (Czech Republic).

2006

Founding of CARU Containers BVBA (Belgium & France).

2009

Acquisition of CARU Containers GmbH. (Germany).

2009

Founding of CARU Containers Inc. (Boston, USA).

2010

Acquisition of Containerhandel IG. Goteborg (Sweden).

2011

Joint venture with West Gulf Containers (Houston, USA) renamed CARU Containers West Gulf

2013

Investment in Holland Container Innovations. (The Netherlands)

2016

Launch experiment zeecontainer.nl, first 100% automated container web shop in the Benelux.

2020

Founding of CARU Containers Ltda. (Brasil)

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