Oslo-based owner Atlantica Shipping is active in the sale-and-purchase market, with the company selling four feeder containerships and buying a Japanese-built supramax bulker.

Atlantica chief executive Johan Werner confirmed that the company has sold the 1,730-teu Miro (built 1998), Spero, Polo and Charlie (all built 2002).

The buyers of the containerships are not known, although some sources claimed the quartet had gone to Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) of Switzerland for $6m each.