SEASPAN is considering the acquisition of Greater China Intermodal Investments (GCI), in which it holds a 10.5 per cent stake, according to Alphaliner.
GCI is an investment partnership established in March 2011 with an affiliate of the Carlyle Group and other investors, including affiliates of Seaspan's director Graham Porter (Tiger Group) and of Seaspan's largest shareholder, Dennis Washington (Washington Family).
The GCI fleet consists of four containerships, including two vessels of 10,010 TEU and two 4,646 TEUers. GCI also has 17 ships on order, seven 14,000 TEUers and 10 of 10,000 TEU.
Seaspan manages GCI's vessels as well as its own ships and orders, and also holds first refusal rights to buy certain GCI ships and participate in containership investments made by GCI. The first refusal rights have been extended until March 31 2016.
Source : HKSG.