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MSC Weighs Buying Controlling Stake in Global Ports

  • MSC seeks stake at world’s largest cruise port operator
  • Global Ports operates 26 cruise ports in 14 countries
Cruise ships at the Port of Barcelona.

Cruise ships at the Port of Barcelona.

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg
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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA is considering taking a controlling stake in the world’s largest cruise port operator, Global Ports Holding Plc, according to people familiar with the matter.

The maritime container group has been holding exploratory talks over a deal for Global Ports, owned by Turkish businessman Mehmet Kutman, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information.