HSH Nordbank arranges new charter for six Hanjin ships ─ Maersk new operator
HSH CRO Lackschewitz: “Global market leader Maersk Line provides long-term perspective for these container ships“
Hamburg/Kiel, October 27, 2016 - HSH Nordbank is arranging a new long-term charter for six container ships of the insolvent South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping Co. In future, the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, will operate these ships. This demonstrates Maersk Line’s continuous effort to optimise its fleet with flexible and energy-efficient vessels. HSH Nordbank launched the transaction as a syndicate leader.
The six container ships are Neopanamax vessels with a capacity of 13,100 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) each. Hamburg‘s Döhle Group will assume the technical management of all the ships.
“The chartering of the container ships by Maersk Line means that, in a difficult setting, these ships have been given a long-term perspective following the insolvency of Hanjin. In Maersk Line we have a strong partner at our side for this transaction”, said Ulrik Lackschewitz, Chief Risk Officer of HSH Nordbank.
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