Salam Pacific takes on its largest ships to date

Indonesian carrier Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines has been revealed by Alphaliner as the taker of First Ship Lease Trust’s last three boxships.

The three 4,252 teu ships – FSL Elixir, FSL Eminence and FSL Enhancer – are now the largest ships in Salam Pacific’s fleet. VesselsValue puts the market value of the CSBC-built ships at around $7.5m to $7.9m each.

Salam Pacific currently operates a fleet of 48 container vessels and multipurpose cargo ships on its network of Indonesian domestic services. Alphaliner lists the company as the 28th largest containerline in the world.

The sales leaves Singapore-based FSL with a fleet of 12 tankers.

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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