Function / Activity
The container repairers proceed with the maintenance of containers: washing, cleaning, disinfection, repair…
The shipowners (via their ship’s agents) entrust containers to the repairers at the end of an expedition. The containers can also be deposited by companies which rented them from shipping agencies.
They are stored in yards until their next expedition.
Introduction to the profession in Marseille-Fos
Less than ten companies are specialised in this activity; they gather about 150 employees.
Future development of the profession
The development of this sector directly depends on the competitiveness of its costs and on the density of container traffic in Marseille-Fos.