SPECTAINERS, a provider of specialised container solutions, has announced Simon Aynsley has joined its board of directors effective 4 February.

Spectainer managing director Nicholas Press said they were “thrilled to announce Simon’s appointment to the board”.

“Simon brings with him decades of shipping and logistics experience. He also brings executive leadership from his many years holding senior management and Board positions which will add significant value to the Company going forward,” Mr Press said.

Mr Aynsley said he was excited to join the Spectainer board.

“I firmly believe Spectainer’s COLLAPSECON collapsible economic container technology has the potential to influence the global shipping and logistics industries, particularly in reducing the environmental impact and empty repositioning cost of containers,” he said.

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Mr Aynsley brings with him extensive experience of the shipping industry, including more than 20 years working for world leading container carrier as the former managing director Australia/New Zealand for of CMA CGM Group.

Mr Aynsley was also a director of Shipping Australia from 2010 to 2019. 

He has worked for several global firms including DHL International (in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait and Bahrain), Nedlloyd Swire, P&O Nedlloyd, Japanese conglomerate NYK before joining the CMA CGM Group in 1998.

“Simon’s industry knowledge and experience, particularly the operational aspects of running a major shipping line strengthens our Boards capabilities.

His knowledge and input will be beneficial in enhancing Spectainer’s growth and allow us to develop a better understanding of the complexities our customers face,” Mr Press said.

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