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3 Things That Make Pacific Tycoon a Great Investment

When investors are seeking new investment and business opportunities they carefully vet each option, searching for obvious and hidden potential. In doing so, investment-seekers will carefully considered the factors that will contribute to the option’s ongoing profitability. Among other things, this includes the geographical location of the business/investing opportunity, partners in the investment, and the company’s vision, financial outlook and plan for the future.

With regards to this investor criteria (above), Pacific Tycoon offers opportunities for investment that benefit from 1) the company’s strategic location in Hong Kong (Asia), 2) its long-standing industry partnerships, and 3) Pacific Tycoon’s steadfast plan for remaining competitive and profitable in the container shipping sector; for years to come.

1. Location

In an effort to broaden the reach of their portfolios, a growing number of affluent and savvy investors are considering international investment opportunities, that are profiting from world trade and capitalizing on strong global economic growth.

Over the last few years, emerging markets like Asia have become an increasingly appealing to investors.

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Hong Kong

Dominated by trade in containerised manufactured products, the port of Hong Kong is an economic gateway to mainland China. Regarded as one of the busiest container ports in the world, Hong Kong is the home port for Pacific Tycoon’s container fleet.

Dominated by containerised trade, the port of Hong Kong is an economic gateway to mainland China. Click To Tweet

With corporate offices in Hong Kong, Pacific Tycoon’s ideal location provides the company’s analysts with insights and opportunities in the Asian and international shipping industry. These opportunities translate into a steady demand for Pacific Tycoon’s containers.

2. Partners

From strategic shipping alliances to contributions from shipping container investors, the worldwide container shipping sector is building a prosperous future, with the help of industry partnerships.

Shipping Companies

Last year (2014) the international shipping industry experienced the formation of a number of key container shipping partnerships, including the 2M alliance and Ocean 3. These new slot-sharing agreements will allow leading container shipping lines to pool their vessel resources to lower operational costs and increase profitability.

Aside from alliances and mergers, shipping giants like A.P. Moller-Maersk are making investments to improve port and terminal facilities all over the world. This not only ensures their own continued success, but also the steady demand for a supply of shipping containers to drive the world’s economic growth.

The container shipping sector has built a prosperous future with the help of industry partnerships. Click To Tweet


Both institutional and private investors have made contributions to the recovery and growth of the global shipping industry. For one, shipping container investments have helped container shipping lines reduce their overhead costs, by partnering with them to eliminate the costs associated with owning and maintaining a fleet of millions of containers.

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The fact of the matter is that since the introduction of the global financial crisis in 2008-2009, much of the investment community have moved away from traditional investing and are seeking help to invest in alternative investments, like those offered in the shipping industry. In doing so, private investors are funding the purchase of containers, shipping equipment – like ship-to-shore cranes, and container vessels.

3. Vision

It is important for investors to see that a company has genuine reasons to be positive about the outlook for the future of the industry. Pacific Tycoon has seen and survived the global financial crisis that erupted in 2008-2009 and in doing so, has built a stronger business model that focuses on being there when, and where container shipping customers need them. Building better relationships, builds a better business.

Globalism began as a vision of a world with free trade, shared prosperity, and open borders. These are good, even noble things to aim for. – Deepak Chopra

Pacific Tycoon has demonstrated that it has the vision to continue to deliver prosperity to investors through container leasing investments, as well as containers to shipping ports and terminals around the world. Decades of experience in the maritime shipping industry gives Pacific Tycoon the insight the company needs to determine the economic regions with the greatest potential for growth and revenues.

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To capitalize on these emerging opportunities, Pacific Tycoon works closely with industry partners toward building and maintain long-term relationships that will sustain mutual profitability and encourage strong economic growth in established and emerging marketplaces.

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Final Thoughts

Like other profitable container leasing companies, Pacific Tycoon has silenced shipping industry critics by evolving with the changing maritime sector, and has capitalized on opportunities in developed, expanding and emerging markets, which in turn; has allowed the company to grow its international presence and business partnerships.

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Big Container Ships Mean Big Investment For Shipping Ports

All around the world, people inside and outside of the shipping industry are talking about the arrival of enormous container ships, some of which are capable of transporting a full cargo load of 18,000+ TEU. What the awestruck conversation does not include is the sizable port investment needed to accommodate the (approximately) 400 meter vessels.

Unbeknownst to most, the new gigantic ships – nearly the length of four football fields laid end to end, have created logistic demands that many ports were unprepared for. From dredging channels and harbors, to bigger ship-to-shore cranes, improved roads, railways and infrastructure, port operators are (in many cases) struggling to meet the increasing demands of container shipping lines.

Here is some insight into the port investment needed to accommodate the world's largest container ships: Click To Tweet


With a draft of nearly 16 meters (53 feet), the world’s largest container ships need additional room to manoeuvre through shipping channels and into harbors and ports. Using Dredgers to deepening waterways carries with it a sizable investment, that can challenge ports with a multi-million dollar price tag.

U.S. lawmakers are set to agree on a bill to authorize up to $12.5 billion for dredging U.S. harbors and waterways, flood control and environmental restoration. The Lawmakers have already begun negotiations to merge House and Senate water resource bills passed earlier this year with rare bipartisan agreement.

Ship to Shore Cranes

Not only are the new container shipping vessels long, they are also incredibly wide. With a beam of nearly 60 meters (194 feet), many of the world’s ports’ existing cranes are unable to reach all the way across these mammoth ships. At a cost of tens-of-millions-of-dollars, and months of preparation, a new ship to shore crane is a sizable investment in time and money. This is something not many ports are fortunate to have.

Liebherr Maritime Cranes is one of the companies enjoying the increased investment and competition between ports which the shipping industry is witnessing. In Latin America for instance, the company has recently received orders for seven additional mobile harbour cranes following a remarkable success achieved in 2013 in the same region, receiving 12 orders in only 12 months …


More containers on shipping vessels means more equipment to move them, more space to store them, more railway cars to deliver them and more planning to accommodate them. As you can imagine, the only way to meet these demands is more money.

In Russia, a new study recently released, suggested that Russian ports will see a doubling of their cargo volume by the year 2030; with an expected increase of container volumes of up to 5.5 times in the same time period. This prediction has forced the Russian government to take a focused look at what is going to be required, with regards to port, transportation and infrastructure investments to facilitate the anticipated growth.

Analysts the world over agree that investing in shipping ports is good for regional economies, as well as the global economy. This is supported by governments and officials on every continent, who continue to make strong commitments, in both their actions and investment dollars.