Swiss-headquartered container line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), continues to grow its owned fleet having recently completed the acquisition of a Sub-Panamax containership from Greek owner Euroseas.
MSC has bought the 2,000-built 2,506 TEU ship EM Athens, paying $5m according to Seasure Shipbroking. The ship, which is valued by VesselsValue at $4.55m, was previously on charter to MSC at a rate of $9,250 per day.
MSC has renamed the vessel, MSC Malena.
Over the past few weeks, MSC has been extremely active in adding secondhand tonnage to its fleet, most of which was previously on charter to the line.