Since the global financial crisis caused devastation throughout the markets in 2008-2009, the international investment community has moved away from their traditional investment holdings and instead are focused intently on alternative investment strategies that, not only performed well during the GFC but, have also continued to deliver solid returns; despite economic turmoil around the world. One such industry providing appealing investment opportunities is the global container shipping industry, which is driven by international shipping industry leaders like Maersk Line, DP World and Gulftainer; to name only a few.
In order for countries to recover from the devastating effects of the financial crisis, officials know that they must consistently encourage and maintain strong economic growth. To do so, they will need the help of the international shipping industry. Because of the world’s dependence upon the timely arrival and departure of consumer goods from/to shipping ports around the world, container shipping is regarded as a long-term, low-risk investment option, that offers a number of advantages over traditional investing strategies. With more than 90 percent of the world’s cargo being transported by the container shipping industry, investors are beginning to recognize that this secret investment offers them much more security and growth potential, especially when compared to offerings like stocks, bonds or real estate.
From ultra-large shipping vessels carrying more cargo containers, to upgraded ports and container terminals, improvements have been made to increase efficiency and accommodate growth in developed and emerging countries; all over the world. These investments, like the Panama Canal expansion project, are long-term strategies that will ensure prosperity and profitability for decades to come. Thus, when investors are seeking-out alternative investing strategies that show real promise for the future, options like shipping container investments are proving they can perform much better (and for much longer) than the most popular traditional investing strategies.