MPC Container Ships acquires another boxship

MPC Container Ships has acquired the 2,742 teu vessel Stadt Dresden from Germany’s Ahrenkiel Steamship.

Ahrenkiel Steamship will remain the technical shipmanager while the commercial management of the vessel will be handled by Contchart. The vessel will be re-named AS Clara upon redelivery from the current charter.

According to VesselsValue, the sale of the ship was transacted at $7.8m.

This latest acquisition has increased MPC’s fleet to 13 vessels and the company is expected to take over another 2,127 teu containership in the coming 10 days.

MPC Contianer Ships was established in April with a focus on investing in feeder containerships and in June the company raised $75m for further acquisitions.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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