The mix of ship sizes within our fleet provides flexibility to deploy our vessels on a wide range of trading routes.
As of September 30, 2019, Global Ship Lease owned 40 ships and has contracted to purchase a further five ships scheduled to deliver October 2019 through January 2020, ranging from 2,207 to 11,040 TEU, of which nine are fuel efficient new-design wide beam, with a total capacity of 249,622 TEU and an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, of 12.6 years.
1Onboard cranes, allowing vessels to load and discharge in ports where shoreside infrastructure is limited
2Wide beam improves stability, reduces need for ballast water, and increases cargo load factors
3At standard operating speeds, fully laden eco-vessels consume 20 - 30 mt per day less fuel than non-eco tonnage, reducing daily running costs for charterers
4Bulbous bow modified to optimize fuel-efficient performance at lower operating speeds
5High reefer count allows charterers to carry high-margin refrigerated cargo. Onboard power generation capacity can support significant upsizing of reefer plug count
6Optimized for fuel-efficient performance at lower operating speeds
* Delivery scheduled for 4Q19