Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) invests in, develops and actively manages container terminals around the world, often in joint ventures with other major terminal operators.
Since its founding in 2000 TIL has grown to become one of the largest and most geographically diverse terminal businesses globally, with material ownership interests in 34 operating terminals and 1 development terminal in 22 countries on five continents.
These key figures are growing as TIL fulfils its ambitious growth plans.
The use of standardised containers for shipping cargo started in 1950 and is now regarded as the dominant mode for transporting goods.
The use of standardised containers has extended so as to transport a wide variety of goods, including consumer and industrial products, commodities, liquids and refrigerated goods between countries. According to Drewry, approximately 162 million TEU of containerised cargo was transported by sea in 2011. The growth of freight transport in standardised containers is a reflection of its cost efficiency, flexibility and productivity.