London, UK - September 10, 2020
Seaspan Corporation ("Seaspan"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp. ("Atlas") (NYSE:ATCO), today announced that it has taken delivery of two high-quality 13,000 TEU containerships built in 2010 and 2011. Both vessels have commenced long-term time charters with a leading global liner. The acquisitions were previously announced in July 2020.
Bing Chen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan, commented, "Despite the unprecedented pandemic, we have now completed the acquisition of 13 high-quality vessels since December of 2019. We continue to execute on one of our key growth strategies through our strong pipeline of quality growth opportunities with a disciplined focus on assets that further strengthen longterm partnership with our customers and generate attractive risk-adjusted returns.
We are excited about the opportunities ahead, and remain focused on continuing to expand the scope of our businesses while leveraging operational excellence and a strong liquidity position."
Atlas is a leading global asset management company, differentiated by its position as a best-in-class owner and operator with a focus on deploying capital to create sustainable shareholder value. Atlas brings together an experienced asset management team with deep operational and capital allocation experience. We target long-term, risk adjusted returns across high-quality infrastructure assets in the maritime sector, energy sector and other infrastructure verticals. Our two portfolio companies, Seaspan Corporation and APR Energy are unique, industry-leading operating platforms in the global maritime and energy spaces, respectively. For more information visit atlascorporation.com
Seaspan is a leading independent owner and operator of containerships with industry leading ship management services. We charter our vessels primarily pursuant to long-term, fixed-rate, time charters to the world’s largest container shipping liners. Seaspan’s fleet consists of 125 containerships, representing total capacity of approximately 1,049,000 TEU. Seaspan’s operating fleet of vessels has an average age of approximately 7 years and an average remaining lease period of approximately 4 years, on a TEU-weighted basis. For more information visit seaspancorp.com
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