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MSC acquires further ships from NSB fleet

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MSC is continuing its shopping spree on the second-hand market with German shipping companies – first with Northern Shipping, now with NSB from Buxtehude.

According to broker reports, the shipping company sent on an unprecedented shopping spree by company patriarch Gianluigi Aponte has now made use of NSB. Accordingly, the No. 1 in international liner shipping has added both the “Paris II” and the “Lyon II” to its own fleet.

These are Postpanamax units, each with 6,627 TEU, formerly ordered by Conti, which were both delivered by Hanjin Heavy Industries (South Korea) in 2001 and were managed by NSB. The purchase price is quoted at around 40 million dollars.

MSC collects 350 ships on shopping spree

These are the fifth and sixth ships from the fleet managed in Buxtehude to be acquired by MSC in the past twelve months. In the previous month of February, three comparably sized and somewhat younger ships from the Gebab fleet were acquired – the “MSC Carouge” (built in 2007), the “Buxwave” (built in 2006, both 6,336 TEU) and the “MSC Lausanne VI” (built in 2005, 6,296 TEU). A year ago, the 6,078 TEU “Lisbon” (built in 2003) changed hands for around USD 22 million.

MSC began buying the second-hand market empty in August 2020 and has now acquired almost 350 ships.

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