Swiss liner giant MSC has denied it is chartering six new dual-fuel boxships from Idan Ofer's Eastern Pacific Shipping.

Reports had linked the company to the 15,000-teu LNG-fuelled vessels on order at Hyundai Samho.

The neo-panamax boxships were said to have been chartered for 15 years at an undisclosed rate.

Eastern Pacific had said it did not comment on market rumours.