Tufton Oceanic linked with post-panamax boxship pair

Tufton Oceanic linked with post-panamax boxship pair

UK-based Tufton Oceanic is being linked by brokers as the buyer of a pair of Claus-Peter Offen 9,200 teu ships. No price has been revealed for the MSC Lisbon and MSC Roma, both built at Samsung Heavy Industries in 2007 and 2006 respectively, but brokers note the deal includes the balance of a time charter to MSC at $34,800 per day.

Tufton Oceanic most recent deals have tended to focus more on bulkers and tankers.

The two boxships were previously owned by Conti, which Claus-Peter Offen moved to buy out this March.

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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