Norwegian shipowner Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of MSC Rifaya, a 19,500 TEU containership, from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).
Following the delivery which took place on February 9, 2017, the ultra large container vessel (ULCV) commenced a 15-year bareboat charter to Switzerland-based container shipping company Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
The 202,000 dwt MSC Rifaya features a length of 399.9 meters and a width of 58.8 meters.
This is the fifth vessel to be delivered in a series of mega boxships that Ocean Yield owns in a joint venture with private shipowner Quantum Pacific Shipping, part of Quantum Pacific Group.
Ocean Yield acquired a 49.5% equity interest in the newbuildings for a total of USD 162 million in June 2016.
The construction of the remaining ULCV is expected to be completed this month, VesselsValue’s data shows.