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SHANGHAI, CHINA, May 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As investors begin to increase their exposure to alternative investments, business opportunities are becoming more commonplace in investment portfolios. As global industries and international businesses have begun to show signs of a strong recovery, savvy investors are discovering alternative opportunities outside the influence of traditional investments. One such business that has demonstrated remarkable resilience throughout the global financial crisis, and continued to offer opportunities for investment, is the international shipping industry.
Despite widespread economic hardship, rising fuel costs and looming environmental regulations affecting the short-term profitability of their business, the leaders of the shipping industry have recognized an opportunity to take advantage of discounted shipbuilding costs and many have invested in new 18,000+ TEU shipping container vessels, that will improve and expand their shipping fleet. In doing so, this has created a growing number of opportunities for businesses and investors to make investments into innovations that help accommodate the industry's growth. The introduction of the gigantic post panamax vessels has opened the door for businesses to generate ideas and make revolutionary contributions, that will dramatically improve things like shipping port infrastructure, technology and the over-all efficiency of the shipping industry.
An excellent example of a profitable business opportunity in the shipping industry, that is vital and often overlooked by investment-seekers, is the business of purchasing and leasing cargo containers to shipping companies. This approach offers investors the opportunity to make an investment that can deliver steady investment returns from an income producing asset, while helping international transport businesses improve the global economy, as well as increase their own shipping revenues. With regards to the projected rise in demand for cargo containers, recently Maersk announced that the industry's need for investment into additional shipping containers could rise as much as four per cent in 2013, as a result of an increase in fleet size and an expected rise in business activity.
For more than 50 years, shipping containers have helped the shipping industry and the maritime transport system become more efficient and allowed businesses the opportunity to become more globally competitive. In an effort to maintain a steady supply of containers to accommodate the needs of international business clients, many shipping companies have established business partnerships with shipping container management companies, to help them meet the steadily rising demand. This presents an opportunity for private investors to become the owners of their own shipping container fleet that, with the help of a container leasing business, is leased to shipping companies for a steady monthly investment return; based on the value of the shipping lease. Once a carefully guarded secret investment of institutional and high net-worth investors, shipping container investments present a business opportunity that continues to rise in popularity, with the international investment community.
Pacific Tycoon is a leading asset management firm, that offers shipping container investments, as a low-risk/high-yield investment alternative; for investors.
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