We Are Connecting Global Container Logistics

Get to know the people and stories behind xChange


The container is the single biggest innovation in logistics of the last century and has revolutionized not only an entire industry but also changed the way we live and do business. It has helped to massively decrease freight costs—and has fueled an unprecedented increase in global trade, output and welfare.

… while this iron box itself is simple, standardized and efficient; using and owning containers is an operational nightmare. Market transparency is limited, trust along the value chain is low and most processes are manual and error prone.

Our mission is to change this
— by providing a neutral platform for container owners and users to collaborate easily and efficiently. We’re here to connect global container logistics to take the hassle out of owning and transporting container equipment

The xChange Story

From an excel-based solution for empty container repositioning
to working with 800+ shipping companies.


xChange is founded
Johannes and Christian have identified the problem of empty container repositioning as consultants at the Boston Consulting Group and came up with a very first, excel-based solution to connect supply and demand in container logistics.

Planting a seed
Seed round with Europe’s leading SaaS and Marketplace investors late in the year. First own offices in Hamburg and Indonesia – showing global ambitions from day 1.

Home at the harbor
The first leading shipping lines and forwarders use xChange to manage their container inventories. New office in the heart of Hamburg and with introduction of the wallet, xChange becomes the payment layer in the industry.

Building a global community
xChange is growing to 150 customers, we’re building an industry-spanning community. First global Digital Container Summit held with 100 customers from around the world.


Growing up
Following two years of massive growth since our Seed Investment, we successfully raised our Series A from leading VC firms

Welcome our trading marketplace 
We Launched the world’s first neutral container trading marketplace – making xChange the 1-stop shop for all things container-related.

Public profiles launched
We’re creating transparency through making reviews publicly available, becoming the central place for performance information in container logistics.

Off we grow

We’re now more than 180 employees from 65+ countries, making container operations smoother for 800+ shipping companies.


Read our customers stories to see why 800+ shipping companies use xChange to lease, buy and sell containers.


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