MPC Container Ships Buys 26th Ship

Norwegian containership owner MPC Container Ships AS has entered into an agreement to acquire HS Liszt, a 1,350 TEU vessel built in 2008.

The vessel has been acquired at a price of USD 6.2 million, the company said.

The ship was part of the fleet of Germany’s Hansa Treuhand KG, according to the data provided by VesselsValue.

The takeover of the vessel is expected in November 2017, expanding the total fleet of the company to 26 vessels. The vessel will be  operated in a 1,300 TEU high reefer pool.

Once delivered the ship will be renamed to AS Filippa.

The acquisition comes in less than a week since the company’s purchase of two second-hand container vessels, built in 2008 and 2003, respectively.

The company purchased a 2,564 TEU vessel, which will be named AS Petulia, and a 1,200 TEU ship, to be named AS Frida. The total investment for the two vessels is USD 18.4 million.

AS Petulia and AS Frida are scheduled to join their new owner in November 2017.