Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the Intermodal Container Leasing industry benefited from a wave of demand caused by recovering trade levels. Additionally, in the five years to 2019, the industry will continue to grow as freight volumes increase. As economic conditions in developed economies improve and emerging markets continue to grow, global consumption and industrial activity will rise. Consequently, world trade levels are anticipated to climb, increasing demand for containers and industry services. However, increasing container supply and consolidation in the shipping industry is projected to cool off demand for industry services.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Intermodal Container Leasing industry has high barriers of entry for new participants. Companies trying to enter the industry must have access to capital because they must purchase thousands of containers. Without a substantial number of containers, they are not able to compete with many of the established firms in this industry that manage hundreds of thousands of containers around the globe, thereby allowing them to meet the needs of the globalized shipping industry.
Companies also must be able to build strong relationships with shipping lines, rail transportation companies and freight trucking companies. Currently, long-term leasing contracts make up roughly 68.5% of all leasing contracts, and these contracts typically last an average of five years... purchase to read more