About Us

Headquartered in San Francisco and established in 1989, CAI International, a group company of Mitsubishi HC Capital, Inc. (MHC), is a leading expert in transportation operations and finance.


On January 1, 2023, MHC merged two of its group companies, Beacon Intermodal Leasing and CAI International.  The combined company, CAI, is the world’s third largest container leasing company on a CEU basis with a fleet of 3.5 million TEU of containers, and represents nearly US$6 billion in revenue-earning assets.


With offices around the world and a broad network of agents and depots, CAI serves hundreds of the world's leading shipping lines, container operators, and logistics providers.


Mitsubishi HC Capital is the second largest leasing company on an asset basis in Japan, operating globally in multiple leasing sectors, including container, rail car, aircraft, aircraft engine and automotive.

We’ve been in the container business for more than a quarter century, but CAI today is a diversified transportation company with a global presence and clientele.