Orient Express Lines takes on its largest ship

Intra-Asia operator Orient Express Lines (OEL), a Southeast Asian subsidiary of India’s Transworld Group, has bought the 14-year-old, 4,252 teu Irenes Wisdom for $7.1m from Tsakos Shipping & Trading.

The ship has been renamed OEL Jumeirah and becomes the largest owned vessel in the group. Transworld also owns Shreyas Shipping & Logistics.

The OEL Jumeirah will trade on the carrier’s services between India and the Middle East.

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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