Wan Hai Lines has notched-up three separate deals worth $132m to purchase or charter three sub-panamax container ships.

The Taiwanese operator is forking out $46.5m to acquire a 2,525-teu from Lucretia Shipping of Japan.

The company will also charter two ships of a similar size for three-year charters in deals that are together worth more than $85m.

Wan Hai has agreed to charter one of five 2,220-teu vessels from New York-listed Global Ship Lease (GSL).