Eveon Containers, the first and fully digital commercial container shopping platform, announces its first physical container supply location for the US in the East Coast port hub of Newark, New Jersey.
Already in numerous European cities, Eveon is planning to expand into other U.S. shipping hubs, before the end of 2021, it said in a statement.
While containers are a fundamental piece of the global economy and used to transport equipment and goods, the common process of procuring containers is old-fashioned, not digitalized and the market is very opaque.
Product prices are not readily available with traditional dealers; they’re either not published or prospective customers need to manually submit a written query or call someone to begin the purchase process.
This leads to two major problems: incomplete cost comparison between potential suppliers and an unknown, dramatically lengthened purchase time with the customer unsure whether they paid a fair price in the end.
Aad Storm, the company’s founder, said, “Eveon flips the traditionally murky and slow container procurement process with two things suppliers can’t currently offer customers: immediately transparent and fair prices as well as a fast and transparent digital customer experience.
“We’re a 100 percent digitally native supplier enabling companies to buy containers directly from our online shop and have them delivered without needing to waste time on a prior quote or inquiry. Everything is listed on the site for efficient transactions.”
Furthermore, Eveon aims to be a force for good in an industry where sustainability is not embedded in the processes of most companies.
“Of the 45 million containers currently out in the world, 1 in 3 are moved, empty,” continued Storm.
“Eveon tries to reduce the need for empty shipments by selling our containers at import dominated locations, cutting CO2-emissions in the supply chain.
“CO2-emissions we can’t omit at the moment, for example the emissions of trucks delivering containers to our customers, we offset by supporting reforestation efforts of Land Life.
“As we expand our business model worldwide, we’re constantly evolving our sustainability strategy in tandem to make sure we handle our business in the most responsible way.”