MPC Container Ships takes three more

MPC Container Ships is giving SM Line of South Korea a run for its money in terms of fleet build up.

The German outfit has just revealed it has acquired two 2,824 teu sisterships, Carpathia and Cordelia, while finalising the purchase of the 1,200 teu Mare Frio, which it anticipates to have in its fleet – rechristened AS Fiona – by the end of the month. The outlay for all three ships was listed as just $11m.

MPC Container Ships was formed in April this year focusing on the feeder segment.

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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