Blystad swoops for Vroon boxships

Arne Blystad’s Songa Box continues to add tonnage with Alphaliner reporting the company has swooped for two Vroon ships, the 1,118 teu Ionian Express, set to be renamed Songa Lynx, and the 1,795 teu Bahamian Express, which is to be renamed Songa Lioness. No prices have been revealed for the latest transactions.

Songa Box, created after Blystad sold Songa Containers to MPC Container Ships earlier this year, has been active in both the secondhand and newbuild markets in recent months including contracting Huang Hai shipyard for two 1,800 teu ships.

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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