There are very few assets and commodities in the world today, that are directly tied to the growth of the global economy. If you were to ask the average investor to name some major influences, very few would even consider mentioning shipping containers. However, they are the essential part of global economic trade, and without them much of the international shipping industry; would grind to a halt.
Shipping containers have been in constant demand since the late 1950’s, when they were first introduced into the transport industry. Every decade since then, the demand for shipping containers has steadily grown by (at least) double-digits. Furthermore, analysts predict that the growing global population, along with the new world trade order that is currently unfolding, will drive the constant demand for shipping containers; over the remainder of this decade to record levels. Some believe it could even experience triple-digit growth. Although there are shipping container management companies that provide a steady supply to the industry, private investment is needed to meet the demand, that is rising everyday.
It is a simple equation. As the population grows, so does the demand for consumer goods, and in turn; the shipping containers needed to deliver them. In order to address this growing need for shipping containers around the World, there are some established and reputable container management firms that offer business opportunities, for investors who are looking to capitalize on this growing trend; and generate income from container leasing opportunities.