July 19 - Germany headquartered shipping line Hansa Heavy Lift has purchased two F-class vessels from another undisclosed shipping company. The new additions will sail under the names HHL Elbe and HHL Tyne.

"We are pleased with the purchase of two further F-types to extend our fleet and to react to increasing customer demands. In the long term our target remains to operate a larger fleet," commented Tomas Dyrbye, ceo of Hansa Heavy Lift.

Hansa Heavy Lift now operates nine F-type, ten P2- and three P1-type vessels - taking its total fleet to 22 owned vessels.

The company has also recently taken over an amber-class heavy lift vessel under a long term charter, which will be named HHL Everest.