Pricing of container ships continues to climb despite fewer sales

There were distinctly fewer sales of container ships in the third quarter compared to the record level in the second quarter, writes Alphaliner. However, the purchase price of a container vessels has continued to rise.

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The purchase price of a container ship continues to rise even though the number of actual transactions has abated in the past few months.

According to Alphaliner, 103 container vessels, corresponding to a total capacity of 380,000 teu, changed hands in the third quarter. Sales volumes were considerably lower than in the preceding quarter where 170 vessels of 650,000 teu were sold between April and June. However, the second quarter also set a new record as far as sold capacity, notes Alphaliner today, Wednesday.

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