Norwegian sale-and-leaseback specialist Ocean Yield has bought a third methanol-fuelled container vessel delivering from South Korea next year.

The company, backed by US private equity giant KKR, said the 5,500-teu newbuilding is under construction at HJ Shipbuilding & Construction.

It is a sister to two dual-fuel post-panamaxes acquired earlier this year in separate deals from Germany’s MPC Capital, which ordered four of the units in October 2021.