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 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