About Us

Everybody working in the Container Industry knows of the constant need to cope with the imbalances of worldwide container trades. Studies on this subject are estimating that it costs the industry billions of US-Dollars every year to re-position empty containers back from surplus to demand areas. The globalisation of the world economy and the still continuing shift of labour-intensive production to low cost areas in Asia have rather increased than reduced these imbalances. The intelligent and cost-effective management of the worldwide container equipment flow might these days well be one of the decisive factors whether the bottom line of a Container Operator shows a black or red figure.

DELTA is one of the first companies having realized the need for a specialised service provider in this specific niche market. Started already in 1990 we have managed with increasing success to develop and offer economical solutions for the positioning requirements of our customers which include the major Container Shipping Lines, Container Leasing Companies, Container Manufacturers as well as other companies engaged in container operations.

Being a focused Specialist we can develop tailor-made solutions according to the individual requirements of our customers. This starts with mere port to port shipments but may often also comprise the complete transport chain from "door to door" incl. of pre- and on-carriage of containers. When requested we also take care of the necessary paperwork (like manifests, Bills of Ladings etc.) and can assist with Customs clearance and transport insurance of the cargo.

Since 1990 we have moved hundred thousands of containers for our customers worldwide. This figure includes not only dryvan containers, but all sorts of special containers including out-if gauge equipment for specific markets. And it includes shipment of small parcels with regular Operators, deckloads with multipurpose vessels as well as full vessel charters of containerships upto 3000 teu capacity for shipment of big volumes.

This gives us a huge experience and knowledge of this market niche our customers can benefit from. We have built up in these years close relations with many regular Liner Operators as well as Owners who trade their vessels in the charter market. We also have developed a network of agents in the most important areas of the world both we and our customers can count on.

As an independent and neutral company we can concentrate solely on the needs of our clients who must at no stage be concerned about any potential conflicts of interest.

We are dedicated to service: the small or large your business might be. we will do our utmost to ensure a hazzlefree shipment with taking care also of the small details (and the pitfalls often lie in the details!). What sometimes however, might even be more important in shipping: we are also there to help you with advice when a problem should arise and needs to be addressed and solved. And our service does not stop at closing of office hours but is available round the clock: 365 days a year - whenever you need it.

Therefore: when it comes to Re-Positioning of your containers: Ask the Experts!

News Corner

12.03.15 – REVIEW: DEVELOPMENT OF WORLD CONTAINERSHIP FLEET VERSUS WORLD BOXFLEET

Here comes a fresh update. (For the previous summary please ... More...

03.03.15 – REEFER CONTAINER OUTLOOK REMAINS GOOD

With an estimated output of more than 230,000 teu (abt 120,0... More...

16.12.14 – Season Greetings

Another year is coming to its end and we at DELTA would like... More...

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