A continuing appetite for capacity is driving continued sale-and-purchase activity in the containership sector, with price seemingly no object for some buyers.

German shipbroker Hanse Bereederung argues that major lines are still hungry for large vessels.

This also indicates that owners such as Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), AP Moller-Maersk and CMA CGM think the current market disruption and high rates will last well into the future, according to Alex Karydis, director of chartering and S&P at Hanse Bereederung.