MSC takes vintage Claus Peter Offen boxship for just $4.3m

MSC has bought the 2,169 teu Santa Francesca from German owner Claus Peter Offen (CPO) for $4.3m.

The 1998-built vessel has been renamed MSC Masha 3 and is being phased in at Antwerp shortly into the carrier’s Northwest Europe – Iberia – Morocco weekly service, according to Alphaliner.

The MSC Masha 3 joins a sister vessel in the MSC fleet, the MSC Giannina, which MSC purchased from CPO in April 2016.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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