Container leasing refers to a form of leasing in which container leasing operations and lessees, generally liner companies, railways, road transport companies, etc., sign agreements to lease containers to lessees for long or short periods. During the execution of the agreement, the cabinet shall be managed and used by the tenant, and the tenant shall be responsible for repairing and maintaining the cabinet to avoid losses. After the expiration of the leasing arrangements, the lessee will return the luggage to the storage yard designated by the leasing company. The container depots shall repair the damaged boxes by the technical standards stipulated in the agreement, and the maintenance costs shall be borne by the lessee.
There are three types of container leasing in the leasing market: 1. Time rent: The time lease of containers is divided into long-term lease and short-term lease. Long-term leases generally refer to a longer lease time period, while short-term leases lease containers based on the required time period of use for a relatively short period of time. 2. Voyage rent: The voyage lease of containers includes one-way leasing and round-trip leasing. Among them, one-way leases are mostly used for the unbalanced supply of goods on the same route, that is, one-way use of containers from the port of departure to the destination port; round-trip leases are usually used for routes with a relatively balanced cargo volume for the round-trip. 3. Flexible lease: The flexible leasing services of containers is similar in cost to long-term leases, similar in use to short-term leases, and can be used flexibly. The lease term of this lease is usually one year. In the case of large container freight volume, many operating routes, and unbalanced round-trip freight volume, these flexible leasing services can be used to easily adapt to changes.
For liner companies, the advantages of leasing container equipment include: 1. Avoid instant moments of huge funds: The price of the container equipment for sale is very expensive, and the price of a 20-foot container is more than 1,800 dollars when it leaves the factory. If a liner company needs to open container routes, shipowners often need to bring thousands of containers, and a large amount of money is needed to purchase containers. With container leasing operations, it is enough to rent containers for small leasing rates. 2. The convenience of global shipping container leasing and return: The liner company's demand for containers is changing and unbalanced. Only the container trading companies can do the global container return, which solves the problem of storage containers of the liner company. 3. Supply guarantee for container demand locations: No liner company can have stock of containers at any of its demand locations, while container leasing companies can relatively meet their requirements and guarantee the supply of containers as much as possible.
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