Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) indicates no signal of slowing down its starvation for secondhand tonnage with agents this week linking the road to any other acquisition.
Clarkson is reporting that MSC has paid around $6m for Atlantica Shipping’s 2002-constructed 1,726 teu boxship Polo. According to VesselsValue facts, Atlantica Shipping offered the vessel closing week on the identical time as promoting sister ship Charlie.
While MSC has now no longer been suggested through Clarkson because the customer of Charlie, it’s miles probably the 2 vessels had been offered en bloc.
VesselsValue facts additionally indicates that during February Atlantica Shipping offered different boxships to MSC, the 1998-constructed Miro and 2002-constructed Spero.
If confirmed, the acquisitions might cap off a tremendous month for MSC who became additionally suggested to have obtained the 2004-constructed 1,850 teu Acacia Makoto from China’s Qingdao Pengteng for $6.95m, the 2009-constructed 1,730 teu Voronezh from Fesco for $9m, and the 2006-constructed 1,732 teu RHL Aurora from Hamburger Lloyd for $6.5m.
MSC’s shopping for spree, blended with new orders and vessels on charter, is about to look it overhaul 2M companion Maersk because the world’s biggest containerline in phrases of running capacity.