At present, China is the world's largest manufacturing country for containers, and has created three world firsts in this production field. The annual production capacity of China's containers has reached 5.8 million TEU (standard box), ranking first in the world; the specifications of production containers are the world's first.
China's container production from dry cargo containers to general cargo containers, as well as Rigid and transportable shelters, box transport vehicles, has more than 900 specifications, to meet a variety of transportation needs; container production and sales in the world, the world container production and sales is 392 Ten thousand TEU, of which China's container production and sales volume has reached 3.74 million TEU.
After the financial crisis, the global container freight volume is unlikely to restore the past prosperity at a glance, but tends to recover slowly. In November 2010, the volume of imported containers in the United States increased by 14.2% compared with the lowest in 2009. However, this is also the third consecutive month that the import volume is lower than the same period in 2008. According to teu, the volume of imported containers in the United States fell slightly by 0.9% in November from November, but increased by 14.23% from November 2009. In terms of the number of boxes, the volume of imported containers in November increased slightly by 0.2% from October and by 14% over the same period. In addition, since 2010, the number of imported containers has increased by 14.2% compared with 2009, but it has dropped slightly by 1.2% from 2008. In the same period, according to teu, the volume of imported containers increased by 15.9% year-on-year, but it was nearly 1% lower than that in 2008.
In 2011, the growth of the container market volume did not change steadily. The supply and demand relationship in the container market was relatively stable, but there was still pressure from excess capacity. The supply and demand situation will not be better than 2010. What is plaguing the shipping industry is not primarily demand. It is expected that global economic and trade will continue to recover in 2011, and the demand for container transportation market will also grow further, with an increase of around 8%.
However, as the economic and trade recovery is generally slow, and the economic stimulus measures of various countries are gradually fading out in the future, it is estimated that there may be small fluctuations in the growth of the market volume in 2011, but the overall situation does not change steadily. In the global shipping market, the emerging markets represented by China and India will continue to rise in the global container shipping pattern. The container throughput of emerging markets such as the Middle East and Latin America is also rising in the global container shipping market. Consumption in developed economies such as the United States and the Eurozone may remain weak and economic growth is weak. Capacity is a common concern in the industry. For a long period of time, the pressure of oversupply in the shipping market will continue to exist.
As of the beginning of September 2010, the proportion of orders for tankers, freighters and container ships in the existing fleet was still as high as 28.5%, 54.5% and 24.9% respectively, and with the recovery of the market, some companies restarted the shipbuilding plan and new ship orders. Rapid increase. Under the current situation, what is the investment potential of China's container industry? What investment opportunities exist?