Access our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and glossary of Seaspan-related terms and phrases.
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?
Seaspan’s 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on April 27, 2018, in Hong Kong.
How can I obtain copies of Seaspan's financial documents and filings?
Who is Seaspan’s independent auditor?
Seaspan’s independent auditor is KPMG.
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: 6.375% senior unsecured notes due 2019
– SSWA: 7.125% senior unsecured notes due 2027
– SSW25: 5.500% senior notes due 2025
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.
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.
How many containerships does Seaspan currently have in operation?
As of June 1, 2018, Seaspan had 112 vessels in operation, with a total capacity of over 900,000 TEU.
More information on our operating fleet can be found here: Seaspan’s Operating 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.