Germany’s Peter Dohle Schiffahrts has emerged as the seller of four high-reefer panamax boxships to New York-listed Global Ship Lease (GSL).

The UK-managed boxship owner is paying $148m for the vessels on the back of a three-year charter to AP Moller-Maersk.

The vessels are the 5,470-teu Blandine, Bernadette (both built 2009), Barbara and Balbina (both built 2010), market sources confirmed.

They are currently on charter to three different liner operators: Feedertech, Ocean Network Express and X-Press Feeders.