Spectainer appoints Chief Commercial Officer

Spectainer, an industrial solutions developer for shipping and logistics is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Aynsley to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Mr Aynsley has been serving as a Non-Executive Director with Spectainer since February 2020.

Spectainer’s mission is to provide Simple, Efficient, Affordable and Safe (SEAS) solutions to improve operational efficiency, enhance economic savings and reduce environmental impact throughout global trade. Centred on its patented collapsible shipping containers, COLLAPSECON®, Spectainer’s next generation shipping container ecosystem is specifically designed to reduce the impact of empty containers.

Spectainer continues to progress its goal of establishing COLLAPSECON® as the world’s first mass-produced collapsible container solution with the growth of our senior leadership team. Mr Aynsley brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the shipping industry, including over 20 years of experience working for world leading container carrier as the former Managing Director Australia/New Zealand for CMA CGM Group. Mr Aynsley was also a Director of Shipping Australia from 2010 to 2019.

The Company’s Managing Director Nicholas Press said: “Spectainer is thrilled to announce Simon’s appointment to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Simon brings with him decades of shipping and logistics experience. He also brings extensive executive leadership from his many years holding senior management positions”. 

Mr Aynsley has worked for a number of 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. Graduating in Business Management from Melbourne University, Mr Aynsley has amassed 30 years of shipping, global maritime, trade, logistics and transport experience.

Mr Aynsley stated: “I’m thrilled to be joining Spectainer as the new Chief Commercial Officer. The global supply chain is committed to and investing substantial sums into sustainable solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. Investment in vessel efficiency, new fuel types, wind, hydro and solar power throughout the supply chain are all making a contribution but to date, no one has re-imagined the shipping container and its full impact on the environment, until now. As an advocate for sustainable solutions, I’m excited to join founder and CEO Nicholas Press in taking the Spectainer product offering to the world.”    

The global problem of empty container inefficiencies currently cost the industry over USD $34 Billion each year and this cost is rising. Spectainer’s COLLAPSECON® significantly improves operational efficiencies resulting in economic savings and environmental benefits, thereby representing the next evolutionary progression of the humble shipping container.