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MSC continues boxship buying spree

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Leading liner operator takes tally of secondhand acquisitions across the 30 ship threshold

Swiss-headquartered containerline Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) continues to aggressively add secondhand tonnage to its fleet, this week being linked to two more deals by brokers.

MSC has snapped up 2000-built 1,730 teu feeder boxship Amanda D, acquired from Peter Dohle Schiffahrts for an undisclosed price. The vessel has been renamed MSC Panaya, and like many of MSC’s recent purchases it was previously on charter to the line.

Both Advanced Shipping & Trading and Clarksons have also reported that MSC has acquired the 2006-built 5,642 teu boxship Granville Bridge from Japan’s Doun Kisen. Again, the price was not disclosed. The vessel is a sister ship of the Grenville Bridge, recently reported as sold by the Japanese company to MSC for $14m.

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