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Corporate & Institutional

Equipment and Transportation Finance

Your transportation transactions-including those involving aircraft, railcars, locomotives, vessels, vehicles, and more require the attention of experienced international trust, agency, and administrative professionals.

An international solution with a personal relationship model

Your tenured relationship manager will listen, consider facets of your unique situation, and guide you through the lifecycle of the transaction. Supported by a team of dedicated administrative and operational specialists adept at efficiently and securely executing varying volumes of payments and wires, our goal is to offer the right domestic and international trust and agency solutions for your needs.

45+ years

of U.S. Corporate Trust experience


transactions managed annually

17 years

Staff tenured on average in equipment finance administration and sales

20+ years

of international Trustee services

Specialized solutions




Whether you are a railway, vessel, or aircraft operator, an advisor, leasing company, equity investor, or a provider of debt financing, Wilmington Trust has the experience and technical know-how to provide a solution for the needs of your transaction.



Business/Private aircraft trusts

Enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs)

FAA owner & voting trusts

Irish owner trusts/SPVs


Single investor leases

Lessee payment facilities

Pass-through trusts

Public transport financings

Container securitizations

Loan/Credit facilities

Shipping/Port facilities

U.S. Marad owner trusts

Vessel mortgage trusts

Warehouse financings


Why Wilmington Trust

Not Your Average Corporate Trustee

Commitment to the Industry: We are proud to provide solutions as a corporate trustee for nearly 50 years and we use our decades of experience to the advantage of today's clients.


Delaware Advantage: Delaware is often considered one of the best jurisdictions for trusts due to the state's well-established and flexible trust and tax laws.  Depending on how the structure, a Delaware trust can be a powerful tool.


Access to internal investment management experience: Our in-house investment management securities solutions offers U.S. clients customized solutions that afford flexibility and control, catering to the liquidity needs of their transaction.


Not all services are available through every domestic and international affiliate or in all jurisdictions.

Click here for more information about our international capabilities.


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Our team is here to support you and provide answers to any questions you may have.

Our Equipment and Transportation Finance professionals understand what it takes to make a transaction successful. We get to know each client’s individual needs, help them troubleshoot any potential issues, and bring our niche experience to the table to provide a smooth closing and post-closing period.

Rob Perkins

Robert Perkins, CCTS

Senior Vice President and Equipment & Transportation Finance Product Leader

W. Chris Sponenberg

W. Chris Sponenberg

Senior Vice President, Client Development Officer

Alan Geraghty

Executive Vice President, Institutional Business Line Leader - Ireland

W. Chris Sponenberg

Caroline Magee

Senior Vice President, Senior Corporate Trust Development Officer - Ireland

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