For many investors, the thought of making an investment in the stock market, has caused repeated apprehension and uncertainty; as a result of their repeated poor performance and undesirable risk. Even bonds with attractive yields, are increasingly being regarded as undesirable and risky.
To deter the adverse effects of the rising costs of inflation and political turmoil, worried investors are seeking nontraditional opportunities in established and prospering industries, that have consistently proven to be less risky and pose very little threat to their investment principle; when compared to traditional investing strategies that include stocks, bonds, currency and real estate investments. One such industry that has created alternatives for confused investors, is the international shipping industry. In this instance, a popular investment option is shipping container investing, whereby investors purchase shipping containers; that are leased to international shipping clients.
With the expansion of the Panama Canal near completion and expected to be fully operational in early 2015, the need for shipping containers to accommodate the growing requirements of larger shipping vessels, is growing steadily. This advantage adds to the list of the benefits of container investing and further highlights the need for enormous private investment, to meet the rising global demand for shipping containers, needed to fill the decks of post-panamax container ships; carrying twice as many shipping containers.