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Swiss MSC with massive newbuiliding programme

The world’s third-largest container carrier, Switzerland-based MSC, is without competition the container carrier which scraps the highest number of ships. A massive newbuilding programme has been initiated.

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Swiss MSC, which is the third-largest container carrier in the world following CMA CGM and Maersk Line, was the carrier which pulled out the highest number of ships in 2012. A total of 21 ships with an overall capacity of 46,626 teu were scrapped which made room for a part of the shipping company’s massive newbuilding programme of which 215,000 teu were delivered in 2012, Alphaliner reports on Tuesday.

Moreover, MSC, Mediterranean Shipping Company, returned chartered ships of a total of 320,000 teu to their owners during the year.

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