Tonnage provider Global Ship Lease (GSL) has secured long-term forward charters for 10 container ships.

The contracts will lift the value of the New York-listed company’s forward cover to more than $2.2bn, spread over almost three years, said executive chairman George Youroukos.

The 10 mid-sized vessels have been fixed for periods of five years for charters starting in late 2022, 2023, and 2024.