( – FocusAsia Media Ltd

BEIJING, Jul 18 (FAM) – Container shipping company rankings will again be upset if the Cosco’s buyout of Hong Kong’s premier shipping company, Orient Overseas Container Line, meets regulatory approval.

The would-be merger would displace French shipping giant CMA CGM from its No 3 spot behind Denmark’s Maersk Line and the Italian Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC).