Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Intermodal Container Leasing industry is heavily dependent on large-scale domestic and international trade levels. Thus, as consumer spending fell during the recession and demand for goods across the economy dipped, fewer containers were needed for the transport of products. However, China's resilience and strong growth throughout the past five years, and the United States' close trade ties to that nation, kept demand for containers used for international trade high. As the US economy continues to recover, the industry is expected to keep growing at a brisk pace.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The establishments in this industry are located near ports and harbors in the United States. The largest concentration of establishments is in the Southeast and West regions, owing to the concentration of ports and inland waterways there.
The high concentration of establishments in the Southeast and West regions is due to greater waterborne commerce activity in those areas, which includes both ocean and inland maritime activity. Estimates based on Census data show that the West and Southeast regions account for 31.4% and 28.6% of establishments, respectively... purchase to read more