New Containers Currently in Stock in UK Depots

GVCT UK have recently received a batch of 20 foot High Cube full side access containers into depot in Felixstowe & Liverpool in green RAL6028 with floor mounted lashing rings

Also available are standard height 20 foot full side access shipping containers in RAL6028 green with floor mounted lashing rings

Other new arrivals in UK depots this month are:

  • New 10 Foot Shipping Containers in green RAL6028 in Southampton (late April) & Glasgow depot (6 in stock)
  • New 20ft Double Door ‘Tunnel’ Containers in green RAL6028 in Southampton depot
  • New 20ft High Cube Shipping Containers in green RAL6028 in Liverpool, Southampton & London
  • New 40ft High Cube Shipping Containers in blue RAL5013 with varnished floor, for pockets & 10 vents in depot in Liverpool, Southampton & Birmingham

New 20'HC Shipping Container

GVCT UK always have new 20 foot shipping containers in blue RAL5013 & green RAL6028 in all UK depot locations.

Contact us for further information, stock levels and current prices – or Tel. 01494 718140.

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Visit GVCT at Intermodal Asia, Shanghai 24-26 March 2015

GVCT are exhibiting at the second Intermodal Asia in Shanghai 24-26 March 2015.

Come and visit us on stand A51 to discuss all you container requirements along with our international leasing sister company UES International (HK) Holdings Limited.

Intermodal asia 2015

UES International (HK) Holdings Limited is a world leading container leasing company;
Grand View Container Trading (HK) Co.,Ltd is one of the world’s largest container trading companies. Both are backed by a management team experienced in leasing and trading,
based in Shanghai, China. Clients include many of the top 30 global shipping lines and logistics companies.

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World’s Largest Container Ship Arrives in the UK

The world’s largest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time.

The Hong Kong-registered CSCL Globe, measuring more than 400m (1,313ft) in length, docked at Felixstowe on the 7th January 2015 loaded with about 19,000 standard containers, including some built and owned by GVCT, having left China in December.

The previous largest ship to have docked at the port was the Maersk Triple-E, which arrived in November, carrying about 18,000 containers.

CSCL Globe

  • 400m length
  • 184,000 tonnes weight (equivalent of 14,500 London buses) when carrying a full cargo load
  • The 19,000 containers would stretch 72 miles if laid end-to-end
  • It could carry 900 million tins of beans or 300 million tablet computers
  • Built by China Shipping Container Lines Co Ltd and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • Made its maiden voyage from the Port of Qingdao, China on 4 December 2014

Graphic comparing size of ship with football pitches


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GVCT UK Wish You A Merry Christmas

GVCT UK wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year!

This year instead of sending Christmas Cards we have made a charitable donation to Children In Need.


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Smaller Number Of Shipping Containers Are Lost At Sea Each Year

Fewer than 800 shipping containers are lost at sea each year by shipping lines, far below the level of some previous estimates, according to a new survey by the World Shipping Council (WSC).

The survey covering 2011-2013 estimates that 733 shipping containers were lost on average each year, excluding catastrophic events.

Counting catastrophic events such as the MOL Comfort disaster in 2013 in the Indian Ocean when all 4,293 containers on board were lost, the average figure rose to 2,683 containers each year over the same period.

Previous estimates submitted to the International Maritime Organization have put the figure far higher, but the WSC, which through its liner shipping members represents some 90% of global vessel capacity, believes those claims were overstated.

“Obtaining an accurate assessment of how many containers actually are lost at sea has been a challenge,” said the WSC. “There have been widely circulated, but unsupported and grossly inaccurate, statements that the industry might lose up to 10,000 containers a year at sea. A number of submissions to the IMO have included similar numbers without any substantiation.”

Combining the new survey with a previous survey covering 2008-10, over the six year period from 2008 to 2013 the WSC estimates that there were on average 546 shipping containers lost at sea each year, not counting catastrophic events, and on average a total of 1,679 containers lost at sea each year including catastrophic events.



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