Shipping financing

Crédit Agricole CIB is one of the world's leading banks in structured shipping finance. For over 40 years, we have been offering tailor-made financing solutions and expertise to international shipowners in the freight and passenger transport sectors.

We finance a wide variety of new and second-hand vessels, including:

  • Cargo ships of various types (bulk carriers, oil tankers, gas carriers, container ships, ro-ro ships, etc.)
  • Passenger ships (liners, ferries)
  • Vessels and platforms for the offshore oil industry


  • 4 Marine Money Deal of the year 2020 Awards

  • 3 Marine Money Deal of the year 2022 Awards

Our added value in theShipping sector

We support our clients in the implementation of asset financing and financial strategy advice, including:

  • Financial advisory
  • Medium- to long-term mortgage loans with pre-financing during construction
  • Export loans (BPI, KEXIM, KSURE, SACE, Eksfin, etc.) and financial loans
  • Tax lease financing (French tax lease, JOLCO) 
  • Hedging products for interest rate, currency and commodity risks
  • Bond markets: investment and high yield bonds, guaranteed by export credit agencies
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity markets: IPOs, capital increases, convertible bonds, equity component transactions
  • Private placements: capital (fund raising) and debt (EuroPP, USPP, Norwegian format)

Financing of "Intermodal" containers

In addition to shipping financing, Crédit Agricole CIB also offers financing solutions for containers. This business activity is in direct synergy with our expertise in the shipping and rail sectors. 

  • Financial advisory 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Medium and long term mortgages 
  • Structured credit leasing (tax credit leasing, JOLCO) 
  • Structuring and placement of securitisation programmes for leasing companies (warehouse facilities and ABS programmes)
  • Export credits 
  • Interest rate and currency hedging 
  • High grade and high yield bond issues
  • Private placements: equity (fundraising) and debt (EuroPP, USPP, etc.)
  • Equity markets: IPOs, capital increases, convertible bonds, equity component transactions.

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