Costamare and Peter Döhle have completed the merger of their containership chartering businesses, creating a European rival to the likes of Seaspan.
The Greek – German venture, to be called Blue Net Chartering, will be headquartered out of Hamburg. Together the pair control 220 boxships equating to 1.1m teu
In a note to clients on the conclusion of the merger Blue Net Chartering said yesterday it intended to offer “best-in-class employment opportunites for container shipowners”.
Costamare has a fleet of around 71 vessels while Peter Döhle controls around 300 containerships according to its website.