Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has snapped up more container ships from the secondhand market.

The Geneva-based liner giant has taken in another four vessels, although the pace of its acquisition spree appears to be slowing.

The two latest acquisitions take MSC’s spending spree in recent weeks to over $60m.

These include the 4,253-teu Genova (built 2007), which the company has purchased from XT Shipping of Israel for $45m, according to various broking sources.