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Growth in Global Trade Opens Investment Opportunity in Shipping Container Stocks

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The need for global maritime logistics has become more important with companies like Alibaba and Amazon breaking barriers to global commerce in becoming industry juggernauts for international trade.

Most exports of manufactured consumer goods - such as electronics, furniture and garments - are shipped in containers. According to the Department of Homeland Security, there are more than 108 million containers worldwide and it is estimated that there are approximately 200 million shipboard trips annually among seaports around the world. Read more here.