Ship Finance Limited (NYSE: SFL) today said it has added car carriers to its fleet with the purchase of two vessels at a “very attractive” purchase price.
The two vessels are Japanese-built with a capacity of approximately 6,500 car equivalent units (CEU) and were built in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
Ship Finance says that the acquisition of the vessels is in combination with five-year charters with a logistics company publicly listed in Asia, which will add approximately $85 million to Ship Finance’s charter backlog.
“We are very pleased to expand our long-standing relationship with one of the premier logistics companies in Asia,” said Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS of the acquisition. “The purchase price is very attractive compared to replacement cost for similar high specification assets, and there will be an immediate positive cashflow effect for the Company already in the fourth quarter.”