leasing solutions
Sale & Leaseback
By selling the vessel to ICBC Leasing and then having it leased back, the lessee gains more liquidity than traditional mortgage loans and enjoys the cash returns of the operated equipment.
Operating Lease
By ordering and purchasing vessels according to lessees’ requirements, ICBC Leasing gives a better control over the debt-to-asset ratio and de-facto lowers risks.
Import Lease
Facilitate importer’s payments with de-facto ownership of the vessel. ICBC Leasing's de-jure ownership lowers the insurance agency's risk.
Cross-Border Lease
Lower the rent level by benefitting from preferential tax rates a country may offer. The lease structure is simplified giving you a more reliable right of use while avoiding import/export restrictions.
Combining the lessees’ advantages of the financial and operating lease, allows to share market opportunities, risks and returns equally.
Contract of Affreightment
When packaging a Contract Of Affreightment (COA) in accordance with lessee’s requirements, ICBC leasing acts as a shipyard marketer while significantly reducing Lessee’s fund outflow during ship building.
assets portfolio
ICBC Leasing has developed many innovative maritime leasing models to respond better to global market dynamics taking full advantage of our large and diverse assets portfolio.
Asset Management

Through constant exploration and innovation, ICBC Leasing has established a comprehensive asset management system appropriate for maritime leasing. Such a system consists of many aspects, including:

  • Market research and analysis for fleet portfolio and specific vessel types
  • Asset analysis for project credit committee
  • Asset management plans for variable assets and leasing structures during leasing period
  • Market risks monitoring and control for each subdivision market

Our asset management team has been involved in due diligence work and contract negotiation for many leasing projects, which provides strong support for the shipping leasing business. In addition, our self-developed electronic shipping asset management system allows us to effectively control and manage all the shipping and offshore assets, owned by ICBC Leasing.

In recent years, we have established solid working relationships with many large international shipping companies in UK, Germany, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Brazil, Canada, Singapore; as well as leading Chinese state-owned shipping & energy companies, offshore operators, shipping enterprises, cargo owners and private ship operators.
the team

Yang Changkun

Managing Director

Mr. Yang worked in China Eximbank for a long time and he has nearly 10 years’ experience.

He has served in ICBCL since 2011 and he is now Head of Shipping Department and is in charge of global business development. 

His team has concluded projects with reputable companies including BP Shipping, Vale etc. 


Zhao Kuo

Deputy Head of Shipping Finance Department

Mr. Zhao joined ICBC Leasing in 2009 focusing on liquid and gas ship projects and is now Deputy Head of Shipping Finance Department.

He pioneered new business models such as structured leasing and led completion of a series of innovative projects like BP tankers operating lease.

Dry Bulker Carrier

Guo Fangmeng

Executive Director

Mr. Guo joined ICBC Leasing in 2013 and is now Executive Director of Shipping Finance Department, mainly responsible for leasing of bulk carriers.

He supervised the completion of VALE leasing projects, including ore carriers contract of affreightment and its joint venture arrangements, creating a precedent for a leasing company to carry out this type of project.

Mr.Guo worked in Maersk Group for 12 years, accumulating experience in shipping, logistics, and strategic planning.

Container Ships

Lin Zhifeng

Vice President

Mr.Lin joined ICBC Leasing Shipping Finance Division in 2011 and is currently responsible for business development in container ships, ro-ro ships, and cruise ships areas.

He led the completion of MSC, Hapag-Lloyd container ships projects, and assignment of interests transactions.

Mr. Lin has worked in Maersk (China) Shipping company and has a deep understanding of container ships industry.


Xu Wei

Senior Manager

Mr. Xu joined ICBC Leasing Shipping Finance Department after graduation in 2011 and is currently responsible for business development in oil and chemical tankers areas.

He led the completion of Sinochem and Odfjell chemical tankers, and Teekay LNG projects and participated in the completion of BP oil tanker project.

Gas Carrier

Zhang Siliang

Senior Manager

Ms.Zhang joined ICBC Leasing in 2012 and is currently responsible for gas carriers leasing and shipping projects financing.

She led the completion of Golar LNG leasing project, pioneering “ship assets-backed + export credit agency guaranteed” bond-financing.

Ms.Zhang worked for several global shipping companies and has extensive experience in shipping finance.