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  • Revenue: $517 million
  • Market Cap: $1.2 billion
  • CEO: Sondey, Brian
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Headquarters: Purchase, New York
  • Year Founded: 1963
  • Ticker: TAL (get quote)

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TAL International Group, Inc. engages in leasing intermodal containers and chassis worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. The Equipment Leasing segment is involved in the acquisition, leasing, re-leasing, and sale of intermodal transportation equipment, including dry freight containers, which are used for general cargo, such as manufactured component parts, consumer staples, electronics, and apparel; and refrigerated containers that are used for perishable items comprising fresh and frozen foods. This segment also leases special containers, which are used for heavy and oversized cargo, including marble slabs, building products, and machinery; chassis that are used for the transportation of containers; and tank containers, which are used to transport bulk liquid products, such as chemicals. The Equipment Trading segment engages in the purchase of containers from shipping line customers and other sellers of containers, and resale of these containers to container traders and users of containers for storage and one-way shipments. As of December 31, 2011, the company’s fleet consisted of 1,009,644 containers and chassis, including 26,491 containers under management for third parties, representing 1,645,868 twenty-foot equivalent units. TAL International Group, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

TAL International Group Inc