Our History

Global Ship Lease is a containership owner, leasing ships to container shipping companies under industry-standard, fixed-rate time charters.

We were established in 2007, as a spin-off from CMA CGM – one of the world’s largest container shipping companies.

On August 15, 2008, as the result of a reverse merger with Marathon Acquisitions Corp., we became listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker NYSE:GSL.

On November 15, 2018, we concluded a transformative strategic combination with Poseidon Containers, which doubled the size of our fleet, materially improved our capital structure, and substantially enhanced our commercial footprint and competitive positioning.

Global Ship Lease is a Marshall Islands Corporation, with an administrative office in Athens.