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MSC's order book corresponds to fifth-largest container carrier

The world’s largest container carrier, MSC, has ordered such an amount of new ships that the order book itself is equivalent to the size of Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet, writes Sea-Intelligence.

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Family-owned MSC, which earlier this year surpassed Maersk as the world’s biggest container line, is investing so heavily in a fleet expansion that the current order book of new ships corresponds to the size of German Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet, according to analyst firm Sea-Intelligence, which has looked at MSC’s order book.

MSC has currently commissioned new container vessels with a capacity of more than 1.7 million teu, equivalent to the size of the world’s fifth-largest box carrier, Hapag-Lloyd.

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