Wallenius Lines buys a car carrier

The Swedish shipping line has taken over the 6,000-CEU capacity vehicle carrier from the Norwegian Höegh Autoliners.

Höegh Chiba, whose handing over is scheduled for August 2024, will be renamed Auto Way.

The 2006-built ship was jumboised by 19.2 metres in 2012 (according to the lengthening design provided by the Danish KNUD E. HANSEN).

Höegh Autoliners shared in a February 2024 stock exchange release that the vessel was sold for $61 million. At the same time, the company bought the 6,500-CEU Höegh Jeddah for $ 43.2m.

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