Former CMA-CGM Executive Simon Aynsley joins the Spectainer Board

Spectainer, a provider of Simple, Efficient, Affordable & Safe (SEAS) specialised container solutions, is pleased to announce that Mr Simon Aynsley has joined the Board of Directors effective 04 February 2020.

Spectainer’s Managing Director Nicholas Press said “We are 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 Aynsley said “I am 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.”

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 of CMA CGM Group. Mr Aynsley was also a Director of Shipping Australia from 2010 to 2019.

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 40 years of shipping, global maritime, trade, logistics and transport experience.

Mr Press said “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.”

“The shipping industry is currently embarking on the significant task of digitalisation. Added to this, in 2018 the International Maritime Organisation proposed regulations to address the emission of air pollutants from ships and adopted mandatory energy-efficiency measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from international shipping, under Annex VI of IMO’s pollution prevention treaty (MARPO). There are structural changes occurring across the industry and it is important that the container as a physical asset evolves in part, to a collapsible solution. With Simon’s input, we believe COLLAPSECON can form a core part of the future of containerised shipping.” added Mr Press.