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 VesselsValue.com, 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.