Costamare Inc. is a leading international owner of containerships. Through its subsidiaries Costamare Inc. (and, unless otherwise indicated or the context requires, its subsidiaries, together with Costamare Inc., “Costamare “) owns a fleet of 71 vessels (the “Costamare fleet “) aggregating approximately 462,000 TEU, including ten newbuild containerships on order. Sixteen of our containerships, including ten newbuilds, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York Capital Management by vessel-owning entities in which we hold up to 49% equity interest.
Costamare serves liner companies that demand a high standard of safety and reliability and are, in most cases, among the world’s largest liner companies. Costamare and its predecessors draw on a history of more than 41 years in transportation of goods by sea, with more than 30 years of these in container transportation.