Crédit Agricole CIB, an inescapable player in shipping finance

Active in this field for more than 30 years now, Crédit Agricole CIB ranks amongst the world's leading banks in shipping finance. It finances a modern and diversified fleet for an international customer base of ship-owners.

A 30-year expertise 

Active for 30 years in shipping finance, Crédit Agricole CIB ranks amongst the top leaders on the world market. 

Crédit Agricole CIB finances a broad variety of new and second hand ships: very diverse cargoes (bulk carriers, oil and gas tankers, containerships, ro-ro ships…), passenger ships (liners, ferries), ships and oil rigs for the offshore oil industry.

Our detailed offering

  • Medium and long term mortgage loans including prefinancing during building
  • Export credits (Coface, KEXIM, KEIC, SACE….) and financial credits
  • Finance with a tax component (French or English tax lease)
  • Hedging products for interest rate, forex or commodities risks
  • Financial advisory, investment in equity

Confirmed specialists 

Six commercial teams comprised of confirmed specialists follow Asian, European or US ship-owning customers. Based in Hamburg, Hong Kong, Oslo, Piraeus, London and Paris these teams work in close cooperation with the head office functions located in Paris.

In 2007, Crédit Agricole CIB opened an office in Hamburg to develop its presence in a very active German shipping market.