MSC’s Historic S&P Splurge Nears 200th Ship

In August 2020 Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) embarked on an epic fleet build-up plan that is expected to result this week with its 200th secondhand ship purchase in less than 22 months, an S&P splurge that is unequalled in the history of shipping. Alphaliner’s latest statistics have MSC at 197 in terms of ships bought since August 2020, but broking sources suggest the Soren Toft-led firm is closing in on a number of more boxship targets.


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