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
Container shipping traffic between China and the United States remains robust. Fleet idle capacity stands at just 1 percent. Traditionally, the yearly peak occurs at the middle of the year before a tapering off in September. Experts expect container shipping prices to rise as we enter the peak time. Though the new U.S. tariffs may create long-term headwinds for the container shipping industry, demand is expected to exceed supply in the coming months. New capacity will also be slow to come online, which experts expect to support prices by … [Read more...] about Container Shipping Traffic Currently Sailing Smoothly Ahead
It is estimated that there are more than 9 million families in South Africa. Approximately, 13 percent of all South Africans live in shacks or other informal dwelling structures. Yet, the government has not come up with any workable plan to get people into housing. Storage containers are one of the ways that people are taking steps to secure their own housing. Cost of Housing in South Africa There is some disagreement about how much the average worker makes in South Africa. BankservAfrica’s Disposable Salary Index shows that the … [Read more...] about South Africa’s Newest Housing Craze: The Container Home
The results of a recent survey may be an indicator that many investors are not as knowledgeable as they should be. The results of the survey found that a large number of investors were not familiar with terms such as compounding interest, diversification, and inflation. The results of the survey help uphold a belief shared by many that young investors are not familiar with common investing terms because they aren't regularly discussed at home. Young investors are viewed as more likely to invest as they go along. Here is an in depth look … [Read more...] about Common Investment Tips Investors Cannot Afford To Overlook