Maritime Asset, Shipping and Aviation Finance

Understanding your needs

SMBC has strong capabilities and deep expertise in dealing with transportation industries. Our team has experience in all aspects of Maritime and Aviation finance. We have experts in major cities around the globe and can provide the solutions tailored to meet your requirements.


SMBC is a leading financier to the global maritime industries, providing a wide range of bespoke financial solutions by drawing on the expertise and product offering within the wider SMFG group:

  • Over 50 years of institutional experience in maritime finance
  • Dedicated team of maritime finance professionals with extensive capabilities in arranging, structuring, coordinating, agency services and advising on recourse, limited recourse debt, export credits and complex vessel financing projects
  • SMBC’s strong balance sheet and our natural dedication to shipping, financing with over 600 and counting ships internationally across diverse sectors, is testament to our commitment and long-term support to the industry.
  • We are a member of the Poseidon Principles – the world’s first sector-specific, self-governing initiative amongst financial institutions to publicly measure and report carbon emissions over portfolios of financed vessels.


SMBC is an experienced arranger and lender in the global aerospace finance market providing tailored financing solutions for airlines, airframe and engine manufacturers, and financial institutions active in the aviation space.

  • SMBC has a network of aviation finance experts all over the globe. Our organisation is centred in London with dedicated teams in Tokyo, Singapore, New York and Dublin.
  • Through our strong presence on the ground, SMBC has built strong relationships with the world’s leading airlines, manufacturers and export credit agencies
  • Our experienced team also has in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in all aspects of aircraft financing.
  • We are able to provide a wide range of structures and products including secured debt, finance leases, PDP financing, ECA guaranteed transactions and tax structured products such as Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO).

Contact us in your respective country to find out more.