Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. ("SSML") provides financial, technical, administrative and strategic services to our public company Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) which owns a fleet of large, high-quality containerships that are chartered to major shipping lines under long-term, fixed-rate contracts.
The main principal of SSML is related to the Washington family. Although Mr. Dennis Washington is not directly involved in our business, his philosophy of trust and fairness in long-term relationships with our charterers, financiers, and employees stays at the core of our corporate spirit. Mr. Kyle Washington was appointed Chairman for SSML Board in August 2005. Mr. Graham Porter joined Seaspan in 1992 and is currently Deputy Chairman of SMSL (Seaspan Management Service Limited). Under his guidance, two of Seaspan's financing deals have earned top annual awards by Marine Money Magazine.
SSML manages the operations of Seaspan Corporation, one of the largest independent containership owners in the world. We provide all aspects of service including technical, administrative and strategic support, a particularly exciting area that includes managing new-build projects and searching out additional vessels for acquisitions.
SSML also manages our sister companies Seaspan Crew Management Ltd. ("SCML") who man the vessels and Seaspan Crew Management India Private Ltd. ("SCMIPL") based in Mumbia, India who provide support services to the vessels. These three companies employ more than 900 people from all over the world.
We span the globe with operations in Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Mumbai and site offices in China and Korea, and customers in Asia, Europe and South America. While Seaspan Corporation is our primary focus, we have designed ships and provided financial services to other marine companies.
Seaspan Corporation's plan is to grow the fleet and gain an ever larger share of this dynamic industry that currently consists of nearly 4,000 vessels owned by dozens of different shipping companies. As Seaspan Corporation grows, so too does SSML and our sister companies and together, we provide our customers with an attractive alternative to vessel ownership and strive to provide the best container ship management in the world. – less–ZoomInfo