Shipping Containers As Investments. Good? Bad? Investing in Shipping Containers? If you have investments in banks, you know how low the returns are currently. Just a percent or two which is very disheartening. And it may get worse. So you are most likely looking for a new option. An unusual and potentially lucrative investment is shipping containers that literally move the world from place to place. The projected returns are up to 12% which would be amazing but may be too good to be true. Shipping Container Investing Basics The … [Read more...] about Shipping Containers As Investments. Good? Bad?
Threats and Challenges to Global Container Port Trends Expert analysis of future global seaborne trade projections is mixed and reflects both pessimistic and optimistic expectations. Although regional trade quantities remain strong, global trends present a more uncertain future. Trends within the shipping and container port industries present their own internal challenges, while budding geopolitical risks threaten the industry externally. The Case for Optimism If the optimists are to be believed, then global trade patterns are … [Read more...] about Threats and Challenges to Global Container Port Trends
Blockchain Industry Cryptocurrencies are currently known by most individuals to have been high on the rise for a very short period of time, however followed by its near-immediate crash. While it is true that many branches of this blockchain industry have, in recent months, been unsuccessful, blockchain technology still presents a valuable resource for businesses.IBM and Maersk The shipping industries is, and has been, ready to undergo the process of digitization for multiple years. IBM and Maersk have recently announced a collaboration made … [Read more...] about Blockchain Technology and Shipping United by IBM and Maersk
SG Blocks Seeks to Reinvent the Construction Industry Design and build firm SG Blocks seeks to reinvent the construction industry. The construction company, founded in 2007 and headquartered in Brooklyn, has an unconventional business model that repurposes steel shipping containers as a building material. Chairman and CEO Paul Galvin is clear about the company’s objective. “Traditional construction, we believe, their days are numbered,” he said. SG Blocks has brought innovation to the construction industry in several ways. Delivering Safer … [Read more...] about How this shipping container business is attempting to flip the construction industry on its head
On October 24th, the Port of Rotterdam’s CEO, Allard Castelein, and the Governor of Ceara, Camilo Santana, signed an investment agreement in regards to the former’s involvement in the development of the Brazilian state’s Port of Pecem. Terms of Agreement The terms agreed upon were that the Port Authority would inject a sum of EUR 75 million into Pecem’s port-industrial complex thereby getting a 30 percent share in the venture. Moreover, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will have a voice in investment as well as other strategic decisions in … [Read more...] about Port of Rotterdam enters agreement for participation in build of Port of Pecém