AP Moller-Maersk and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co may have decided to end their alliance partnership 2M, but the sale and purchase pipeline is still open between them.

As news broke of the end of the 2M pairing from 2025, brokers said the Swiss company is still active in the secondhand market and has snapped up what was once the world’s biggest container ship from its Danish partner.

The 9,600-teu Sovereign Maersk (built 1997), described as “iconic” by consultancy Alphaliner, has gone for an unreported price.