A P Møller-Mærsk has reportedly sold three older container carriers to Mediterranean Shipping Company, MSC, for an undisclosed sum.
A P Møller-Mærsk has not made any comments so far.
The sold ships are the 1990-built Magleby Mærsk, Marie Mærsk and Majestic Mærsk. They are sister vessels in a series of twelve units on 66,400 DWT and 4,400 TEUs.
The panamax vessels made the headlines in 1988 as they were the first ships allowed to pass the Panama Canal with a length of 970 feet instead of the usual maximum of 950 feet.
The three sold vessels are the last ones in the series owned by A P Møller-Mærsk, the other sister ships have been sold off and taken back on time charter from US and Greek ownership.