Haydn waltzes from one Hamburg owner to another

The 3,534 teu HS Haydn boxship has been sold by Hansa Shipping to Nordic Hamburg. The 2010-buit ship fetched a price of $8.5m, brokers tell Splash.

Founded in 2006 by Rowil Ponta and Richard Grube, Nordic Hamburg today has a fleet of 11 boxships with the latest addition being its largest capacity-wise by some 134 teu. In addition Nordic Hamburg has a strong dry bulk portfolio with 21 bulkers listed on its website ranging in size from 35,000 dwt to 57,000 dwt.

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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