The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) is the leading trade association of the marine container leasing and chassis provider industry. IICL container leasing member companies engage in leasing marine cargo containers to ship operators and others on a broad international basis. IICL intermodal chassis provider members are in the business of owning and leasing chassis to motor carriers, ship operators, and cargo owners.
The IICL, on behalf of its members is active in governmental, regulatory, customs, tax, educational, technological and environmental matters. The Institute conducts activities by means of, among others, a Technology Committee and a Tax and Legal Committee comprised of representatives from member companies and through its staff at IICL headquarters. It is recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is active with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), World Customs Organization (WCO), the UN Economic and Social Council and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as well as regulatory organizations around the world.
Organized in 1971, the IICL is a Delaware (USA) corporation, which maintains its headquarters in Washington, DC.