Delphis goes for panamax boxship pair

Oslo: Compagnie Maritime Belge’s (CMB) container unit Delphis has bought the Santa Regula and its twin, Santa Regina from German owner Reederei Claus-Peter Offen.

The two 4,922 teu ships were built in 2005 at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea and have been working for Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL). While, the online pricing platform, suggests they pair are worth $21.8m each, other brokers suggest the likely paid figure was $18.5m.

Delphis’s fleet is now close to 25 ships. Alex Saverys, the head of Delphis and CMB, declined to confirm the acquisition when contacted by Splash.

The sale leaves the seller, Reederei Claus-Peter Offen, with 13 panamax-sized containerships in its fleet.



Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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