CHINA's CDB Leasing has purchased two 9,400-TEUers, the MSC Elma (built 2016) and MSC
Romane (2017), from HNA Group's SinoOceanic Shipping for US$172.78
The pair of vessels will be leased for a
period of 12 years to Conglomerate Maritime Ltd, a Guernsey company
that is affiliated with Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) reported
Singapore's Splash 247.
The carrier's fleet growth in recent years has been propelled by
partnering with Chinese leasors. MSC has closed the gap with Maersk Line
but still remains 456,130 TEU of slots behind its 2M alliance partner,
according to Alphaliner data.