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MPCC completes acquisition of five boxships

Photo: Alexander Kliem - Pixabay Containership at sea
Oslo-listed shipowner MPC Container Ships (MPCC) has completed the acquisition of five eco-design vessels with the latest handover of AS Sabine.

The eco-design ship joined MPC Container Ships’ fleet after the delivery of AS Anne, AS Stine, AS Silje, and AS Simone. The acquisitions are priced at $136.4m and come with existing charter contracts.

The newbuilds are 30% more efficient than conventional designs and are among the top 25% of all vessels in their segment, said MPCC.

They have an average age of 4.6 years and will add approximately 9,250 teu to MPCC’s existing fleet which is now of 70 vessels, including four newbuilding, with an aggregate capacity of 153,294 teu.

MPCC has recently joined the Silk Alliance green corridor cluster initiative, together with energy producer Yara Clean Ammonia ASA, trade association the Methanol Institute, and academic institute the National University of Singapore (NUS) Centre for Maritime Studies.

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