Bankrupt retail giant Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY) has launched a claim for tens of millions of dollars against Swiss liner giant MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.

The US organisation — which is currently legally known as DK-Butterfly-1 — is seeking reparations for the cost of shipping cargo during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The shipper alleges that cargoes were not carried by the Geneva-based carrier under service contracts during the pandemic.