Lotus Containers has done pretty well out of the container shipping boom.

The container lessor has done so well that its financial backers acquired a number of ships and spun off their shipping division.

That culminated in the launch last month of Carrier53, which specialises in shipping super-sized 53-foot intermodal containers.

Now that container markets are cooling, however, the Hamburg-based carrier has to be creative in sourcing cargoes.