The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) is the leading trade association of the container and chassis leasing industry. The IICL's membership engages in leasing marine cargo containers and chassis to vessel operators and other organizations on a broad international basis. Members own or manage a significant portion of the global leased container and U.S. chassis fleets.
The IICL is active in governmental, regulatory, customs, tax, and educational, technological and environmental fields. 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.