Lemos family controlled Limassol-based Enesel Limited secured a lucrative deal with the sale of four container vessels to Ship Finance International in a transaction which includes a large stake in US-listed outfit.

John Fredriksen’s Ship Finance International today announced the purchase of four 14,000-teu vessels built in 2014, which are attached to long-term charters with Evergreen.

This deal is seen as the start of what is expected to be larger relationship between the companies in the future.

Another key component of the transaction is that technical management of the four containerships will remain with Enesel Limited. The Limassol-based company is said to be keen to selectively develop its third-party management portfolio in segments where it feels its value-added capabilities are strongest.

The sale of the quartet leaves Enesel Limited’s own operational fleet as comprising six remaining ultra large Evergreen container vessels, and four post-panamaxes on charter to Hamburg Süd, now Maersk.