The Mediterranean Shipping and Trading Company records include a letter book containing annual general meeting minutes and stock transfer notices, and a financial ledger that specifies the number of shares held by each of the company's stockholders.
In 1940, mention is made of the outbreak of war, and its impending effect on business. Starting in 1942, there are mentions of strategies in dealing with the U.K.C.C., in order to compete with them and still turn a profit. Records continue through 1947 in English, and are primarily in Hebrew between 1948 and 1968. In 1956-1957, a majority of the company's shares were sold to a company named "Exinvesta", probably an investment firm. Only annual one-page letters in Hebrew are included after this date, through 1968.