World shipping, logistics & container storage in overdrive
The on-line revolution has disrupted traditional supply chains & has created future-investment opportunities.
Shipping containers used for export to Australia are in demand! And once the shipping containers arrive, shipping bottlenecks and congestion make it slow to return. In the meantime, whilst a place on the ship for a container is found, the storage of containers is the only solution.
Container dealers, “Gateway Containers”, report that “shipping lines were hauling vast quantities of full containers to Australia and that ended up leaving us with too many empty shipping containers stacked in places like Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney”.
This whole new demand for online spending has initiated a surge in demand for shipping containers and with-it storage of containers.
In the past, this type of surge in demand has been initiated by major infrastructure spending, such as the Olympics or major urbanisation projects such as what China undertook in the early 2000’s.
And this, is the added opportunity for Australia, not only is on-line ordering here to stay and destined expand with the numerous Infrastructure projects underway such as the Olympic Games, the national Inland Rail, and massive underground rail and road systems in Sydney and Melbourne which can only add to the importation of bulk items.
The photos, were taken down in Port Melbourne in December 2021
Business investments which feature multiple if not hundreds of rent payers have proven to be one of the most reliable investments. This is not surprising as default or vacancy of one rent payer matters little in the performance of an investment with many rent payers. The Self-Storage Industry is a example and great success story when it comes to having multiple rent payers. The greatest feature of container storage is the fact that you can have multi rentals from multiple customers. In addition to that is the added scalability of being able to stack the containers 5-8 high. A standard 40’ x 8’ container will generate around $50 per week. The area required is about 320sqft or 30sqm. In other words, around $2600 per annum / 30sqm = $86 per sqm of land. And then of course depending upon demand you can potentially have multiple containers stacking. Operating expenses will be substantial though with fork lifts, drivers, security etc, but the opportunities of saleability are enormous.
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