Shipping containers are getting cheaper, making them more accessible and affordable, and they could become a way to ship more containers for less money.
In fact, if containers are made smaller and lighter, they could be cheaper to ship containers.
The new containers would be manufactured by companies like China’s Shui Jun Group and made of polystyrene, a type of plastic that is more resistant to moisture and freezing than glass or metal.
But the containers could also be made lighter, because they could use less water, and use less weight.
The containers would also be cheaper than traditional shipping containers because they would use less land and could be made of less materials.
Shui Jin Group, the world’s largest container maker, has a contract to build 5 million shipping containers a year for its global operations and could add another 5 million containers in 2018, said Mark Burd, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein in Hong Kong.
The shipping container market is already crowded.
The United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and other countries have been ramping up container exports.
The U.S. has already ordered about 1.7 million shipping container shipments this year, up from 800,000 in 2016, according to the Department of Commerce.
Shi Jin Group has said that by 2021, it expects to deliver more than 1 million containers a day.
Shipping containers could be used in more commercial activities, including container-shipping, because of the lightweightness, Burd said.
Shuijin Group also makes the containers used in aircraft.
Shuliang Wang, the president of Shui Ju, a shipping container company based in Shenzhen, China, said the company has been able to increase production rates by about 40 percent since shipping containers started using plastic in 2014.
“The plastic in shipping containers is lighter and more water resistant than glass, so it has been used more frequently in shipping,” Wang said.
“We can increase production capacity of the shipping containers by about 50 percent.”
Shui jun, the parent company of Shulang, has been trying to lower its shipping costs by cutting costs, and that effort is paying off, Wang said in an interview.
Shiwi Jun, which has about 10,000 employees worldwide, has shipped more than 15 million containers this year.
Wang said Shui Jins ability to reduce costs in shipping container manufacturing and shipping has been “transformative.”
Shuikin Group, which is based in Singapore, has already announced that it will increase its container production capacity to more than 6 million containers annually by 2021 from about 3 million containers.
Shai Yu, a Shui Jul, the largest container company in China, also has been ramped up its production.
Shuku Jun, the company that makes containers for the U.K., is planning to increase its production to 5 million container shipments annually by 2019.
Shou Lin, the chairman of the China Container Shipping Association, said Shuilian Group has been growing in its manufacturing capacity and capacity for production of containers and shipping containers.
He said Shilian will continue to grow its container manufacturing capacity in China and the world, with a target to increase container capacity to 10 million containers by 2019, which will allow it to export containers to other countries.
Shruilian also plans to expand its container business by exporting containers to Australia and other markets, Shuihan said.
About 5,000 containers are shipped per day through its shipping company, Shui Jiu, Shulin said.
Container shipping companies have been struggling with low supply and demand due to a drop in the global economy, but Shuijian Group’s and Shuiu Jun’s recent success has boosted their confidence, Wang added.
Shunyuan, the biggest container company on the planet, said it has also been growing its container capacity and container exports to more destinations, like the United States.
Shuyujin Group is currently the largest manufacturer of container shipping containers in China.
In May, Shuyunjin announced that its container shipments had risen to 1.5 million containers per day from 1.4 million in 2017.
Shuan Zhong, the vice president of the company, said containers could become even more popular for shipping if companies like Shuijin and Shuijun get more involved in the industry.
Shuxi Jun Group, based in China’s Chongqing, plans to increase capacity by 60 percent from 2.5 to 4 million containers, with Shui-Jun Group growing to 10.5 percent, Wang, Shuzi Jun and Shuligui Group planning to double capacity to 5.5 and 6 million container-ships annually by 2020.
Shumai, the shipping container and container-mover company, is planning more than 30 million containers of goods per year.