Global Ship Lease

Global Ship Lease (GSL) is a containership lessor, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange since August 15, 2008 - ticker: GSL.

We are a Marshall Islands Corporation with administrative offices in London. We own a fleet of high quality, well-maintained containerships that are leased out under fixed-rate time charters.

Our mission is to be a preferred provider of quality chartered containership tonnage for top tier liner shipping companies, with a business model that generates sustainable cash flows.

Our time charters provide a cost effective alternative to direct vessel ownership for our liner shipping customers, allowing them to free up capital and management resources for other strategic needs.

Container shipping forms an integral part of the infrastructure underpinning globalization. Although the container shipping sector suffered a significant downturn in 2008 and 2009, as a result of the global financial crisis and consequent disruption in trade flows, the industry has shown substantial growth over the long-term. From 1993 to 2008, containerized trade grew at an average compound rate of over 9% per year. This growth has been further compounded in the containership leasing sector by the trend towards the disaggregation of asset ownership and asset operation by liner companies.

We are well positioned to capitalize upon mid to long-term opportunities within this dynamic space. 

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