China’s Future Mega Projects

May 17, 2018 Investments

Globalization and the consistent growth of the Chinese economy has greatly influenced the global shipping industry. The Chinese government’s heavy investment into infrastructure has projected strong and continuous economic growth. The Chinese economy can be a good global market indicator especially when considering a shipping container investment.

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Jacques Piccard Co-Founder and Managing Director of Davenport Laroche

April 25, 2018 Containerization, Investments

Jacques Piccard was born in Nyon, Switzerland in 1970. When he completed his secondary studies, Jacques decided to study in London and after a short stint at a small university studying basic economics, he returned to Switzerland to pursue his first of many apprenticeships. Learn more about Jacques in his interview with IdeaMensch.

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Davenport Laroche Delivers 24.92% Returns To Container Investors

April 10, 2018 Investments, Leasing

Davenport Laroche, a premier international alternative investment company announced today an average Return on Investment of 24.92% to investors who own containers in 2017. Davenport Laroche’s exceptional performance follows the wave of growth across the logistics industry.

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100 Years Since World War 1

April 5, 2018 Containerization

The year 2018 is a year of great international significance as it marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. As we reflect and contemplate the tragic events that took place during WW1, we must also look to the future and how we proceed to conduct international relations during peace time.

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China Powers The Way For A New Silk Road

March 12, 2018 Containerization, Investments

China’s legendary Silk Road to the European Continent connected the nation to world trade and significantly extended its influence westward. Now, China’s new Belt & Road Initiative will launch the nation to dominance in Asian trade and forge new links with the Euro-Asian Economy.

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Containers Transform World Trade

January 26, 2018 Containerization

In the early 1960s, world trade in merchandise was less than 20% of world economic output. Now, it is around 50%. The biggest enabler of this globalisation has been a simple invention: the shipping container. Just a corrugated steel box: 8ft. (2.4m) wide, 8ft. 6in. (2.6m) high and 40ft. (12m) long, its impact has been huge.

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Size Is Not Everything

January 23, 2018 Investments

Drewry’s new global container port connectivity index shows that sometimes, smaller ports can equal or better the liner connectivity of larger ones.

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Container Shipping Has Seen Big Changes Since Summer of 2016

December 10, 2017 Containerization

The container shipping industry has seen a major change since the summer of 2016. In 2017, new shipping alliances began to mobilize. The 2M Alliance (plus HMM), THE Alliance, and the Ocean Alliance are well-established. Cosco and CSCL have merged into one liner, Zim has shrunk to regional carrier status, and three Japanese lines merged into the Ocean Network Express (ONE).

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Three steps to setting achievable investing goals

December 3, 2017 Investments

The most important thing to investors is reaching their investing goals. Above all else, this is their motivation for choosing investments to buy and sell. For many, these goals provide a roadmap to financial success. Without them, and a well-thought-out plan for meeting goals, investors are unlikely to end up where they want to be …

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Loaded Container Shipments And Profits Reach Record Levels

November 27, 2017 Containerization

So far, this year (2017) has been one of recovery for the container shipping industry. According to, loaded container shipments will reach record levels in 2017, and profitability will soar above that of 2016. The third quarter of 2017 showed an increase in the number of containers being shipped on the world’s major trade …

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