Lomar Shipping is selling three modern sub-panamax container ships in a deal that takes the total it has sold this year to more than 20 container vessels.

The UK-based shipping company is hiving-off another three 2,700-teu container vessels in an en-bloc deal for slightly less than $150m, according to container shipping sources.

The 2,782-teu California Trader and Carolina Trader (both built 2017) and Delaware Trader (built 2018) are understood to have been sold for between $48m and $49m each.