What the Intermodal Container Industry Offers Investors

 

  • Container shipping has become an integral part of world trade, transporting 1.5B tons of containerized cargo a year and accounting for approximately 52% of all cargo shipments by value.

 

  • Container trade has grown at an average annual rate of over 8% for the last 30 years and failed to grow in only one of the last 40 years. The fleet exceeded 36M TEU (20-foot equivalent units) in 2014.

 

  • Container fleet has grown on average at 2-2.5 times World GDP.

Container Trade Share of World Shipping

 

 

 

 

Historical Growth

 World Container Fleet 1977-2013 Millions of TEU