Swiss-headquartered container line 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 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 post-Panamax boxship Granville Bridge from Japan’s Doun Kisen. Again, the price was not disclosed. The vessel is a sister ship of the Grenville Bridge, also recently reported as sold by the Japanese company to MSC for $14m.