Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has continued its massive container ship buying spree with the acquisition of two of Sea Consortium's largest existing X-Press Feeders containerships.

MSC has purchased the 4,800-teu X-Press Jersey (built 2014) and 4,700-teu X-Press Guernsey (built 2015) at $105m each, according to broker reports.

If confirmed, they would lift MSC's total number of containership purchases since August 2020 to around 120 ships, amid record charter rates which have left few vessels available for hire.