Marfret takes on its largest ship

French niche carrier Marfret has taken on its biggest ship in its history, chartering the 6,881 teu Skiathos for a year at a rate of $25,2560 a day according to Alphaliner. Previously the largest ship in the Marseille-headquartered fleet was a 3,019 teu vessel.

The Skiathos, owned by Monaco-based International Maritime Enterprises, is expected to be deployed by Marfret together with partners on a service connecting the Mediterranean with the Caribbean and the Americas.

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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