Admiral adds to its ranks with boxship purchases

Admiral Container Lines, a carrier focusing on routes between Israel, Turkey and the Black Sea, has bought the 990 teu sister ships, Paola and Paava from Peter Doehle Schiffahrt, according to Alphaliner. The 2008-built ships were already on charter to Admiral.

The Paola is being renamed Admiral Sun and the Paava will become the Admiral Moon.

Admiral currently operates four ships on its network.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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