Intermodal Container Leasing in the US: Market Research Report

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Intermodal Container Leasing Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Capital Goods Leasing | Oct 2015

Outside the box: As the economy rebounds, higher trade volume will increase industry demand

IBISWorld’s Intermodal Container Leasing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
CAI CAI market share
SeaCube Container Leasing SeaCube Container Leasing market share
TAL International TAL International market share
Textainer Textainer market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Intermodal Container Leasing industry rapidly expanded as the world recovered from the global economic downturn. Because containers are commoditized and used to transport goods around the globe, increasing demand in regions such as China can drive up lease rates in the United States. Therefore, as initially strong emerging market growth caused the total value of world trade to surpass prerecession levels, world demand for containers climbed, further increasing lease rates. Over the next five years, continued growth in emerging economies and the United Sates will result in higher trade and overall freight volumes, thereby increasing demand for containers and industry services.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Intermodal Container Leasing industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. In 2015, for every dollar industry players spend on labor, $1.16 is expected to be allocated towards capital. The industry revolves around the acquisition and leasing of intermodal containers, which require significant capital investment. The largest players have over a million containers and because the industry is dominated by just a handful of operators, operators' capital costs tend to be high. In fact, over half of the world's container fleet is owned by leasing companies, many of whom are US-based. On the other hand, only a few workers are needed to run operations. Most workers take on administrative of financial tasks, such as deal making and account management... purchase to read more


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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. Due to the industry's international nature, revenue is calculated based on the location of customers.

Industry Products
Long-term container leasingShort-term container leasingFinance container leasingOther services
Industry Activities
Issuing fixed-term leases for intermodal containersIssuing master lease agreements for intermodal containersIssuing finance leases for intermodal containers

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