Arne Blystad's Songa Box has sold one of the vessels from its buyout of the Vroon container ship fleet.

The 1,118-teu Songa Lynx (built 2006) changed hands in a deal dated 3 December by brokers. VesselsValue estimates the ship's market value to be $18m.

Under the name Ionian Express, the vessel was the oldest of a six-ship fleet that Songa Box bought from Dutch shipowner Vroon in October.

Songa Box chief executive Frederik Platou would not comment on the sale or name the buyer or price, but implied that Songa Box is not about to flip all of the Vroon ships.