LEARN ABOUT CONTAINER LEASING
WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS
Container leasing involves entering into a working agreement with a container supplier. The supplier agrees to deliver a minimum
number of containers to the client, with the understanding that the containers will be used for a specified time and at a rate
documented within the terms of the lease agreement. Both the supplier and the customer will also agree to other terms and
conditions required by applicable laws, and any other negotiations made between the two entities.
One of the main benefits to container leasing is the flexibility that is often built into the lease agreement. Often, the supplier and
client agree upon a minimum number of containers to be in the possession of the client for the duration of the lease. However,
additional containers can be requested and delivered for use when and as the customer needs them. It is not unusual for
discount leasing fees to be applied to those extra containers. As a result, the customer only keeps what is needed on hand, but
has immediate access to additional containers with only minimal expense involved.
Companies also find that a container leasing arrangement helps to eliminate the need for upkeep on the containers themselves.
While customers are expected to take reasonable care of the containers, most container leasing companies realize that normal use
Customers can turn in older containers for newer ones from time to time, often without any changes to the terms of the leasing
agreement. Sell offs from leasing companies is a great source of second hand containers. It is not unusual for a container lease to
provide customers access to more than one type of container for shipping purposes, Shipping Container Trader has
of the client to enjoy tank container leasing privileges along with the standard storage container lease that is common for units
constructed for use with dry stuffs. This arrangement tends to work well for companies that import and export goods from various
continents, or that sell both solid and liquid goods.
Providers sometimes include provisions in their container leasing agreements that make it possible for customers to receive
discounted pricing should they choose to purchase a minimum number of units. This provision is helpful for companies going
through an expansion that makes it more feasible for the business to own and operate their own transportation network rather than
use sub contract. Often, the cost per unit is significantly less than purchasing containers from a new supplier.
Because there are advantages to container leasing as well as container ownership, companies may require some assistance in
determining which option is in the best interests of the company. A reputable container sales and leasing company such as
better approach than container leasing.