Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC)’s appetite for container ship newbuildings continues unabated. Having previously splashed out close to $2.5bn on 20 units of 8,000 teu, the liner giant is turning its attention to bigger vessels of 12,000 teu or 14,000 teu.

Several shipbuilding sources said MSC is looking to order up to 10 LNG dual-fuelled newbuildings.

Chinese state-owned Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) and Singapore-listed Yangzijiang Shipbuilding are said to be the only two Chinese shipyards that MSC has approached for the newbuildings.