Acquisitive CMA CGM has bought a pair of 2008-built 6,500 teu boxships.
Alphaliner reports the French liner has swooped for the 6,552 teu sister vessels HS Paris and HS Rome, which have been purchased from Germany’s Hansa Treuhand for a price of $13.5m each. The Chinese-built ships had been originally ordered in 2008 for $103m per vessel, a price tag that helps explain the dire financial situation Hansa Treuhand found itself in over the past few years.
Both ships were already on charter to CMA CGM. The Marseille-headquartered line added a similar sized ship to its fleet in June, taking the 6,589 teu Maule from Allseas Marine.