MPC Container Ships (MPCC) has confirmed the disposal of a veteran vessel while adding two newer ships.

The Oslo-listed German owner said it sold the 2,824-teu AS Carinthia (built 2003) ahead of a 20-year class renewal survey this quarter, for $7.6m.

The ship was bought for $5.2m in 2017 and has since generated free cash flow from operations of $11.2m.

The number of joint-venture vessels in the fleet has now been cut to two from eight since the last three months of 2021.