About Us

Our Story

G & J Containers opened in 1989 with a small downstairs office, in a South Melbourne Terrace.

Glenn Woodbridge (the ‘G’) & Jim Orfanellis (the ‘J’) saw an opportunity in the container re-sale & hire market, and using their considerable experience in the Australian transportation industry, they gave it a go.

From humble beginnings, the company hired and sold just a few containers here and there. Over the years they were able to establish their network, growing their customer base and experiencing strong business growth. G & J made the move out of the Terrace to Collingwood, and then again to a depot in Footscray.

Jim’s eldest son Matt Orfanellis joined the business in the late 1990s, and the business moved again to its current depot location in Brooklyn – right in the thick of Melbourne’s container hub. The ‘next generation’ has now taken over the business, but the family-owned and run tradition continues.

With G & J having now operated for over 30 years, the simple ideals and longstanding methods were key to their continued business success.

Matt Orfanellis is now the Owner-Operator of G & J Containers, carrying on the family legacy, and maintaining a no fuss operation that prides itself on topline service and reliability.

Our Partners

We have an established network of container manufacturers so if you have a specific modification requirement, we will be sure to be able to assist!

Besides our container hire services, you can also benefit from our container transport services. Team Express is our sister company, offering freight management services, including road transport, sea freight, express freight and air freight. Hire or purchase one of our containers, and we will be sure to quickly deliver it to your desired location.

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Team Express Freight Management

Team Express aims to take the stress away from importing and exporting. Providing a single point of contact for your convenience, Team Express negotiates with various forwarders to achieve the best solution for your needs.