Hansa Heavy close to sale of five ships to Spliethoff

The Dutch Spliethoff group is in the process of buying five ships from insolvent Hansa Heavy Lift, say ShippingWatch's sources. The ships have been owned in independent companies and they can thus be sold sidestepping court-appointed administrator.

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Insolvent shipping company Hansa Heavy Lift is near a sale of a significant part of its fleet.

ShippingWatch has learned from several sources that the Hamburg-based company is in the process of selling five ships to Dutch Spliethoff, which also owns Hansa Heavy's competitor Big Lift Shipping.

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