Access our download library, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and a glossary of Seaspan-related terms and phrases.


Corporate Questions

Who is Seaspan?

Seaspan is the world’s largest independent containership owner and lessor.

For more information about Seaspan, please see our Company pages.

What is Seaspan's business?

Seaspan leases containerships to liner companies on primarily long-term, fixed-rate time charters.

For more information on Seaspan’s business, click here.

What is Seaspan's fiscal year?

Seaspan’s fiscal year is from January 1 to December 31.

When is Seaspan’s Annual General Meeting?

Seapan’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on April 21, 2017, in Hong Kong.

How can I obtain copies of Seaspan's financial documents and filings?

Seaspan’s annual and quarterly reports are available for download on the Earnings & Annual Reports page.  All other public documents are for download from the SEC Filings page.  If you prefer a printed copies of materials, please contact Seaspan’s Investor Relations

Who is Seaspan’s independent auditor?

Seaspan’s independent auditor is KMPG.

What is Greater China Intermodal, or GCI?

Greater China Intermodal, or GCI, is a joint venture among Seaspan Corporation, The Carlyle Group, The Washington Family, and Tiger Group Investments established to invest in containership assets, of which, Seaspan Corporation holds an 11.1% interest.

Securities and Dividends Questions

When was Seaspan's initial public offering?

Seaspan went public on August 12, 2005.

What is the ticker symbol for Seaspan's common shares and where are the shares traded?

The ticker symbol for our class A common shares is “SSW”. Seaspan’s class A common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

What are Seaspan’s publicly traded securities?

In addition to class A common shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SSW), Seaspan currently has four additional publicly traded securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange. They are as follows:

–  SSWPRD: Series D 7.95% perpetual preferred shares
–  SSWPRE: Series E 8.25% perpetual preferred shares
–  SSWPRG: Series G 8.20% perpetual preferred shares
–  SSWPRH: Series H 7.875% perpetual preferred shares
–  SSWN: Senior unsecured 6.375% 5-year notes due 2019
–  SSWA: Senior unsecured 7.125% 10-year notes due 2027

When are Seaspan’s dividends paid?

Subject to declaration by our board of directors, Seaspan pays dividends on its securities quarterly, in January, April, July, and October.

More information on Seaspan dividends can be found on our Dividends page.

How much has Seaspan paid in cumulative common share dividends since going public?

As of September 30, 2017, Seaspan has paid over $14.00 per share in common share dividends.

More information on Seaspan dividends can be found on our Dividends page.

Where can I find tax information related to dividends paid on Seaspan’s common and preferred shares?

Tax information related to dividends paid on Seaspan’s common and preferred shares can be found on our Dividends page.

Who is Seaspan's transfer agent?

Seaspan’s transfer agent is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC.

They can be contacted through the following means:

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC

6201 Fifteenth Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11219

Tel: +1 (866) 665-2272


Vessel Questions

How many containerships does Seaspan currently have in operation?

As of December 31, 2017, Seaspan had 89 containerships in operation, with 3 additional containerships under construction, scheduled to delivered in 2018.

More information on our operating fleet can be found here: Seapsan’s Operating Fleet

More information on our newbuild fleet can be found here: Seaspan’s Newbuild Fleet

What is Seaspan’s Managed Fleet?

As part of our Joint Venture with Greater China Intermodal (“GCI”), Seaspan manages vessels owned by GCI.

More information on our managed fleet can be found here: Seaspan’s Managed Fleet

What is a SAVER-design vessel?

SAVER stands for Seaspan Action for Vessel Energy Reduction, and is Seapan’s eco-vessel initiative geared toward vessel efficiency and optimization through various vessel design and equipment enhancements. Some of the enhancements include optimized hull, rudder and propeller designs, and flexible engines and machinery, all serving to maximize fuel efficiency for our customers, and minimizing impact on the environment.

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