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Sales of second hand container vessels peaks

Never before, has the purchasing and selling of second hand container ships been as significant as in 2014. German owners were the driving force as sellers, according to data from Clarkson Research.

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2014 was a record year for the sales of second hand container vessels with German owners as the driving force, according to data from Clarkson Research.

190 container ships with a total capacity of 550,778 teu were sold last year. This is 47 percent more than the former record year back in 2004, when container vessels with a total capacity of 376,002 teu changed ownership.

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