A total of seven secondhand container vessels has been sold over the past seven days, according to Lion Shipbrokers Weekly report.
The first on the list is a 5,928 TEUS vessel M/V “APL IRELAND”, built in 2003 by Koyo Dockyard, a member of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and she has been sold to clients of Costamare for $20 mill. The ship was supposed to be sold in December but the sale was canceled.
Clients of Tsakos bought a pair of identical vessels for $45 mill including time charter back to Hamburg Sud at $27,250 per day until January 2016. The 4,616 TEUS vessels, M/V “CAP INES” and M/V “CAP ISABEL” were built in 2010 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
Norse Management from Norway has sold 1,645 TEUS container vessel M/V “HANSA LAUENBURG” to its client for $13.5 mill. Built by Guangzhou Wenchong in 2006, the vessel is GL classed and equipped with MAN-B&W 7S60MC-C engine.
Furthermore, M/V “HANSA CATALINA”, a 1,645 TEUS vessel, built in 1997 by Hanjin Heavy Industries and classed by GL, has been sold to clients of Victoria Oceanway of Greece for $2.8 mill.
M/V “HANSA CENTAUR”, a 1,645 TEUS vessel, built in 1997 by Hanjin Heavy Industries, has been sold to undisclosed buyers for US $.4 mill.
And finally, M/V “CS STAR”, a 1,139 TEUS vessel, built in 1993 by Orskov Christensen shipyard from Denmark, has been reportedly sold to clients of Arkas of Turkey for $2.1 mill.
World Maritime News Staff, January 29, 2013