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Aponte and Idan Ofer ink landmark deal for LNG-fuelled boxships

MSC has reversed its hesitant policy towards LNG-fuelled tonnage with a deal to take an 11-ship fleet of 15,300 teu vessels from Eastern Pacific

The prospect of a favourable deal from Eastern Pacific; pressure from cargo interests keen to see a portion of LNG in the fleet; and a pro-LNG stance from MSC’s chief executive Søren Toft appear to have been enough to convince MSC chairman Gianluigi Aponte that a limited LNG-fuelled portfolio represents a pragmatic bet

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