All aboard: Demand for containers dipped with the recession, but revenue has bounced back
IBISWorld’s Intermodal Container Leasing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 07-12
Annual Growth 12-17
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 Investment Chapter
The industry's high level of capital intensity reflects depreciation costs that are higher than wage costs; the need for manual labor is much lower than the need for heavy-duty equipment. Companies in this industry achieve dominance through their available container fleets, and each container incurs a significant depreciation cost. The largest firms have hundreds of thousands of containers in their fleets. In addition, companies develop and use proprietary tracking and logistics technologies to further reduce the need for human input. The industry's rising level of automation is forecast to continue reducing the need for employees, thereby retaining the high level of capital intensity... purchase to read more
What is the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry?
This industry leases intermodal containers for the long- and short-term needs of transportation companies and shippers. Intermodal containers can be transported on ships, trains and trucks.
Long-term container leasingShort-term container leasingFinance container leasing
Issuing fixed-term leases for intermodal containersIssuing master lease agreements for intermodal containersIssuing finance leases for intermodal containers