The Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) is being linked to a charter deal involving a series of 8,000-teu containerships ordered by Seaspan Corporation.

TradeWinds earlier reported Seaspan is working with South Korea’s K Shipbuilding on a project to order a total of eight 8,000-teu container ships.

Market sources in the Far East said MSC will pick up the newbuildings on a long-term charter basis for an undisclosed period of time.