CMA CGM takes pair of 6,500 teu vessels

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.

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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