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MC Seamax pays $80m for two-year-old 9,000 teu ship

Tonnage provider MC Seamax has snapped up a UASC boxship with a decent charter to boot.

The American firm is paying $80m for the 2014-built, 9,034 teu UASC Umm Qasr. The deal for the Hyundai Samho-built ship includes a charter back at $39,500 a day through to early 2018.

UASC has been focusing on larger ships than the Umm Qasr of late, taking on a series of 18,000 teu ships. Its fleet will soon have to rationalise as it pushes ahead with a merger with Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd.

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Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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