About Oliver Lewis

I am a private investor sharing the investment information, tips and advice I have gathered, about container investing and shipping container investments.

Set the Record Straight About Investing With Pacific Tycoon

ol profile pic black and whiteSince writing about my experience with Pacific Tycoon, I have been bombarded by questions from investors; some from half-way across the globe. Albeit flattering, my investment with the company has made me an unwilling celebrity. I am here now to set the record straight one last time and in doing so, address the most common questions I have received.

Why did you invest with Pacific Tycoon?

Back in 2009, in the wake of the financial chaos and crisis, I made a promise to myself to uncover the most promising and viable alternatives, to the traditional options – like the stock markets and real estate; that had been devastated by the global financial crisis. Some years later (2012) I came across an opportunity to invest in container leasing investments. To me, this appeared to be more of business venture than the traditional-type investments I was accustomed to. This immediately peaked my interest.

How did you invest with Pacific Tycoon?

I made several visits to the Pacific Tycoon website and reviewed the material at length before emailing the company for more information. After initiating contact, I received a follow-up email from a gentleman named Daniel. From there we arranged a telephone conversation to address my questions about both the industry and the investment. In the weeks that followed my meeting with Pacific Tycoon’s representatives, I spent hours (and hours) verifying the information I was given. When I was satisfied with the risk v.s. reward, I went ahead with my decision to purchase shipping containers and lease them (according to the agreement I studied) to Pacific Tycoon.

How are returns earned and paid?

Unless things have changed in the last couple of years, there are 2 means in which to lease your containers to Pacific Tycoon. The “guaranteed” agreement and the “aggressive” agreement.

Being adverse to risk, I favored the “guaranteed” approach which paid a 12% return. Each and every month my payments are deposited by wire transfer into my bank account.

Are you worried it might be a scam?

My position is this … when I discovered Pacific Tycoon a couple years ago, there was no mention of a scam anywhere. The troubling allegations only appeared in the last year (2013) and (to my knowledge) are unsubstantiated. In fact, to rebut some of these negative claims, there are a number of positive reviews of Pacific Tycoon available on the Internet.

From my perspective all I can say is that my dealings with Pacific Tycoon have always been straightforward and professional. And, perhaps more importantly, my payments have always arrived on time. As an independent, private investor, what more can I ask for?

My final thoughts on the matter.

As with those investors who suffered through the mortgage crisis and stock market crash know all too well, investing is accompanied by risk. As my own financial/investment adviser, I am responsible for conducting my own research and balance the risk versus the reward. Until proven otherwise, I maintain that I have made the right decision about investing with Pacific Tycoon.

Please accept my apologies, but I will be closing the comments on my earlier post, as well as this one. If you have any further questions, may I suggest that you contact Pacific Tycoon directly?

Economic Growth Good Investment For Container Shipping Industry

container ship with cargo containersIn order to profit from economic growth, an investor must be both knowledgeable and resourceful.  A review of investment opportunities may reveal a wide array of investment vehicles, from foreign currencies and real estate to fine art and antiques.  There are also investment interest in commodities such as coffee from Ecuador to those mega-ships (Maersk) from Oslo, Norway, and everything in between.  The shipping industry, especially the container shipping industry, may just be the alternative investment vehicle, that floats your boat.

For those who would like to invest in the shipping industry, there are lots of opportunities are to be found.  Maersk Line for one, has signed an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding to construct at least 20 Triple E container ships, at a price of more than $190 million. On the high seas of building new ships are companies like China Shipping Container, Hyundai Heavy Industries and United Arab Shipping, all awaiting new ships to bulk up their lines to meet demand for world markets.  Huge sums of money for new ships are being spent, to accommodate the increased demand for goods from Asia.  Maersk’s new Triple E ships, the largest container ships ever built serve the Asia-Europe markets, and find no lack of want to fill that market with goods.  The resurgence in global markets have increased demand for goods, only a couple of years since numerous companies either dismantled or shelved numerous assets in aging fleets, and all have placed orders for ships with various shipbuilders.  This points to growth, which usually points to new profits and increased asset values. Investing in the shipping industry has already caught the attention of hungry investors who are eager to profit from economic growth around the world.

Should you wish to invest in the shipping industry, as in other investments, there is always some level of risk.  Managing risk is part and parcel of asset allocation, investment, divestiture of non-performing assets and broker or advisor selection.  With that being said, the shipping industry is demonstrating signs of renewed vigor, enhanced participation and global attention, which can for the most part; be attributed to the huge investments that have been made to ensure its profitability.  To help fund their expansion and worldwide improvements, the international shipping industry leaders have introduced opportunities for investors to profit from the continued growth of the container shipping industry, as well as the world’s recovering economy.