Dioryx Maritime, one of the oldest Greek container ship players, is on the verge of setting an astonishing new price benchmark for a traditional panamax boxship.

The company is selling the 4,250-teu Ionikos (built 2009) to an Asian liner operator for around $95m, according to sale-and-purchase sources.

That is around $32m — or 33% — higher than the price fetched for similar container vessels sold just three months ago.