Tailwind Shipping Lines is building up its shipowning interests with the acquisition of its second container vessel.

The company, which was established as an affiliate of supermarket giant Lidl, has purchased the 803-teu Music (built 2007) feeder vessel from German owner Kopping Reederei.

The ship has an estimated value of $11m and is the second acquisition by the fledgling shipping operation.

It takes the German supermarket’s spending on secondhand boxships to around $120m.