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Published: 12 September 2012      

Tex adds to owned fleet

Textainer, the world’s largest container lessor by fleet size, has entered into two separate agreements to acquire 52,000 TEU of standard dry freight boxes from its managed fleet for approximately US$66M.

The purchase of around 4,300 TEU was completed on 1 August and the purchase of the remaining 47,800 TEU is expected to close by the end of September 2012. The purchases will increase the owned portion of Textainer’s fleet from 61% as of 31 July 2012 to 63%.

“We are pleased to once again take advantage of opportunities presented by the current industry fundamentals and enter into another accretive transaction for our shareholders,” said Textainer president and CEO Philip K Brewer. “While managing containers is a key part of our business strategy, container ownership is typically more profitable. This transaction will increase the owned portion of our fleet and position us to further increase our profitability.”

Textainer’s total owned and managed fleet currently stands at around 2.47M TEU. Brewer said the company would continue to utilise its financial resources to take advantage of similar opportunities that allow it to grow the owned portion of its fleet.


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