Over the past five years, the Intermodal Container Leasing industry rapidly expanded as the world recovered from the global economic downturn. Because containers are commoditized and used to transport goods around the globe, increasing demand in regions such as China can drive up lease rates in the United States. Therefore, as initially strong emerging market growth caused the total value of world trade to surpass prerecession levels, world demand for containers climbed, further increasing lease rates. Over the next five years, continued growth in emerging economies and the United Sates will result in higher trade and overall freight volumes, thereby increasing demand for containers and industry services. However, as the supply of containers continues to expand and steel prices remain relatively low, lease rates are projected to fall.
This industry leases intermodal containers for the long- and short-term needs of transportation companies and shippers. Intermodal containers can be transported on ships, trains and trucks. Due to the industry's international nature, revenue is calculated based on the location of customers.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.