How hard would it be to start a sea cargo business if money to buy cargo ships were not a concern? How profitable would it be?#Q&A

How hard would it be to start a sea cargo business if money to buy cargo ships were not a concern? How profitable would it be?#Q&A

By Zeeva Viola | February 23, 2017

Question:

How hard would it be to start a sea cargo business if money to buy cargo ships were not a concern? How profitable would it be?

Answer:

Why would you need to buy a cargo ship? You could probably lease out empty space on ships already in operation. Call a shipping brokerage and ask about leasing or sub-leasing space. Then find someone who needs something shipped, and now you have a sea cargo company.

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Or go down to the shipyards in Oakland or Los Angeles or wherever and start asking people who to talk to about the idea.  Ask ten people and I bet you find at least one good information lead.

Also, check out how Richard Brandon started Virgin Airlines. Might have some relevance to this idea.

I decided to do a little digging on this for fun. Found a couple of interesting research papers:

Report on Empty Container Logistics

Empty Container Logistics
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