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Simatech Shipping snaps up panamax boxship from Dauelsberg Herm

UAE-based boxship operator Simatech Shipping has acquired 2004-built panamax containership Clivia from German owner Dauelsberg Herm.

Broking sources revealed that Simatech paid $8m for the 4,132 teu vessel.

Following the acquisition, Simatech Shipping will have a fleet of 13 containerships with an average age of 11 years.

Simatech Shipping mainly provides feeder services in the Gulf, Indian Sub-Continent, Far East and East Africa. In August, it jointly launched a new Pakistan – Gulf service with Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines where the two companies have each provided vessel for the service.

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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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