HONG KONG, CHINA – June 29, 2015 /CNW/ – Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced today that it accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the YM Witness. The new containership, which was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., is Seaspan's fourth 14000 TEU SAVER design containership and fifth delivery in 2015.
The YM Witness will commence a ten-year, fixed-rate time charter with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. ("Yang Ming"). Yang Ming may extend the charter for up to an additional two years. The ship is the fourth of a total of eight 14000 TEU SAVER design vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to Yang Ming. The delivery of the YM Witness expands the Company's operating fleet to 82 vessels.
Seaspan provides many of the world's major shipping lines with creative outsourcing alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services. Seaspan's managed fleet consists of 118 containerships representing a total capacity of over 935,000 TEU, including 26 newbuilding containerships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2017. Seaspan's current operating fleet of 82 vessels has an average age of approximately seven years and an average remaining lease period of approximately five years.
Seaspan has the following securities listed on The New York Stock Exchange:
|Class A common shares
|SSW PR C
|Series C preferred shares
|SSW PR D
|Series D preferred shares
|SSW PR E
|Series E preferred shares
|6.375% senior unsecured notes due 2019
Forward- Looking Statements
The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements, including statements about future vessel deliveries. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, those discussed in Seaspan's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Seaspan undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements unless required to do so under the securities laws.