Greece’s Embiricos family is believed to be selling a container ship at a record level, doubling the money it spent to order it as a newbuilding 10 years ago.

The $140m price tag for the 6,881-teu wide-beam Rhodos (built 2013), reported by brokers in London and Athens on 24 January, could be the highest ever achieved by a container ship in the secondhand market.

The buyer is said to be CMA CGM, which already operates the ship.