Maestra Navegação e Logistica SA, a Brazilian operator established to operate Brazilian domestic services, has taken in charge its fourth ship, the 1,572 teu MAESTRA CARIBE, purchased from German owner Reederei Hans Peterson und Soehne (ex WESTERHEVER) for $11.4 M.
Maestra purchased earlier this year a sister ship from the same owner, the WESTERDEICH, renamed MAESTRA PACIFICO. The MAESTRA CARIBE is to proceed from Cadiz to Brazil, where she will join the MAESTRA ATLANTICO, MAESTRA MEDITERRANEO and the MAESTRA PACIFICO.
Of note, the Maestra services call at the Navegantes Portonave terminal, which was inaugurated in October 2007 and is half-owned by Triunfo. The second major shareholder is Empresa Backmoon Investments Inc. This terminal is used by MSC (first user at inauguration and currently the main user), Zim, Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd, CSAV, HMM, Hanjin and NYK. Other ports covered by Maestra include Suape, Santos, Navegantes, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Manaus.
Source – Alphaliner
By Rodrigo Cintra