Have you ever been stopped at a railway intersection and while waiting for the stream of shipping containers to pass by, wonder what was in them and where they might be going? Sometimes it could have taken so long that you began wondering if the sea of moving containers was ever going to end. Shipping containers can transport virtually any consumer good that is manufactured in the world and are used to deliver the world’s cargo to virtually anywhere on the globe. They are used on ships, trucks and railways and there are more than 17 million in circulation today.
There are industry analysts and economists who have predicted that the population of shipping containers operating within the global economy in the future, will number in the hundreds of millions. Their justification for this determination has everything to do with the expected growth of the global economy itself. The world’s economy simply cannot function without a consistent supply of shipping containers. It is an essential commodity that is in constant demand all over the world. Some experts have forecast that the global economy will double by the year 2020 and experience a further doubling by 2030. They point to the exponential growth of emerging markets, to justify their reasoning and truthfully it is not that difficult to see how they may have come to their conclusion.
Have you ever been sitting around the house wondering what it would be like to make an investment that had the ability to generate above-average returns, with little associated risk involved? Can you image discovering an investment that is easy to understand and had a good track record of long-term investment success, for other fortunate investors in the past? A little research would tell you that shipping container investments deliver on all those counts. They are a simple investment to understand and they have a good history over decades of delivering positive investment returns to their investor/owners and are forecast to continue to do so, for many years to come.
The reason many have not thought of making a shipping container investment in the past is because there was little access to these profitable opportunities, as they were “reserved” for more wealthy clients. Times have changed and this once carefully guarded investing secret is now available to any private investor who discovers this profitable alternative investment. Nowadays it is not difficult to find a reputable container leasing and management firm that can take investors step by step through the investment process and before they know it, they could be sitting at a railway crossing watching the train go by and know with absolute certainty, that there is indeed money to be made for container investors and owners.