The M&A rumour mill has gone into overdrive in the Bahamas in recent days, with word on the street that Geneva-based, cash-flush MSC is in talks to buy Freeport Container Port from its majority owner, Hutchison Port Holdings.

If the market talk turns out to be true, from a purely container shipping point of view, it could be one of the most straightforward deals in the port industry – although it is also likely to involve some ’unbundling’.

Since it first began ...

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