About Us

Origins

Pro Box was founded in 1993 and incorporated in Texas in 1994, by Steve McVille, its CEO. The company was founded for the purpose of selling containers.  Steve’s background in the container shipping industry includes 15 years with steamship agencies and shipping lines. His operating knowledge and expertise came from years of “on the job” training in container terminal operations, vessel operations, equipment control, container maintenance and repair, container leasing and purchasing as well as 20 years as a container supplier with Pro Box. Pro Box’s niche is “the purchase and sale of ISO cargo worthy, CSC plated shipping containers, otherwise known as shipper-owned containers”.

Core Business

Pro Box’s core business is the sale of used cargo worthy or IICL and NEW shipper-owned containers, otherwise known as: IMO Containers, ISO Containers, milvans, conexes, seacans, sealand containers, throughout North America for interntional shipments. Pro Box continues to develop its network of suppliers that enable it to expand its capability to offer used 20′ and 40′ standards, 40′ high cubes, 20′ and 40′ open tops, 20′ and 40′ flat racks. Pro Box also offers all of the available sizes of NEW containers: 8′ dry vans, 10′ dry vans, 20′ standard dry vans and 40′ standard dry vans, 40′ high cube,  20′ and 40′ DD double door, and 20′ open side.   Pro Box’s  staff are experts in the field, often guiding and advising clients on the subject of shipper-owned containers, advantages of owning, and applicable rules and protocols involved with international shipping.

In early 2009, Pro Box expanded its products to include DNV designed offshore containers. Pro Box now offers a full line of offshore DNV rated and DNV/ISO rated containers, all built to DNV 2.7-1 specifications, certified by Lloyds.

Toastmasters International

Toastmaster’s International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Steve McVille originally joined he “Frankly Speaking Toastmasters Club” in 1996, shortly after he was elected president of the Houston ITMA Chapter, in order to get over a congential nervousness of public speaking. Since then, Steve has served as president of this organization and routinely donates coporate time and resources tofurthering the education of its members.

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Founder & CEO - Steve McVille: Biography

Born into a family of seafarers, it seems only natural for Steve McVille to carry on the tradition. Steve’s grandfather, Capt. Anguiz, was born in Barcelona Spain and eventually became the “commodore” of the Great White Fleet of United Fruit Company headquartered in New Orleans. Steve’s mother worked for the Bar Pilots Association in New Orleans. Steve’s three brothers were also mariners. He became a steamship agent in ’77 and attended Tulane University in the evenings while boarding ships to pay his tuition.

After earning his Bachelors in Business and while employed at Care Shipping, he agreed to a transfer to Houston where eventually he started Pro Box, Inc. in ’93.

Experience

Owner at Pro Box, Inc.

1993 – Present (19 years)- President at Pro Box, Inc.

November 1993 – Present (19 years 2 months) Pro Box is in its 20th successful year of selling shipping containers. We sell retail, new and used ISO shipping containers. We also sell DNV rated offshore containers.

Operations Manager at Gulf Ship Marine

July 1990 – December 1991 (1 year 6 months)

Operations Manager at Care Shipping

June 1983 – January 1990 (6 years 8 months)

Operations Manager at Farrell Lines1979 – 1983 (4 years)

Boarding Agent at Robert Steamship Agency

1977 – 1979 (2 years)

Education

Tulane University

BBS, Business / Marketing, 1979 – 1984

Honors and Awards

Past President ITMA, Competant Leader, Toastmasters

HERE IS THE LINK TO HIS LINKEDIN:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-mcville-9033136

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