GSL is a containership lessor with a fleet of containerships leased out under fixed-rate time charters to container shipping liner companies.
As a containership lessor, GSL's business is both pro-cyclical (with chartered tonnage used as a growth platform by liner shipping companies) and counter-cyclical (with sale and charter-back structures used by liner companies as a balance sheet management tool).
Value proposition for investors:
GSL's business model is designed to generate stable and predictable cash flows over the long term, supporting the Company’s ability to pursue value-accretive strategies throughout the cycle.
Value proposition for liner shipping companies:
GSL is a vessel financing and chartering partner, providing liner shipping companies with high-quality vessels that enable them to free up capital and management resources to focus upon other strategic needs.