Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is the world’s second largest shipping line. The privately owned company was founded in 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland. It operates worldwide, serving 6 continents and calling at 316 ports.

As of mid-August 2014, MSC operates 500 vessels with a combined capacity of more than 2.5 million TEUs (20-foot-equivalent units), according to Alphaliner. The company employs 29,000 people.

According to Alphaliner, MSC has the largest orderbook of any container carrier, at 42 vessels with a combined capacity of more than 480,000 TEUs as of mid-August 2014.

In the wake of the rejection of the P3 Network, MSC and Maersk Line have announced plans to form a new vessel-sharing agreement, dubbed “2M,” subject to regulatory approval.

Maersk McKinney-Moller
19 Aug 2014
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. do not require regulatory approval from China for their proposed “2M” vessel sharing agreement on the east-west trades, Maersk Line said today.
01 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
30 Oct 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. plans to expand its IPAK Service between India and Europe by adding a call at King Abdullah Port, Saudi Arabia’s new gateway hub.
Pieces of the P3 puzzle
29 Oct 2013
As shippers obtain more information about how the P3 Network would operate, regulators are pressing the three member carriers to explain how the alliance will affect schedule reliability and competition.
Thumbnail of P3 infographic
28 Oct 2013
The three container lines partnering on the proposed P3 Network last week released details of their proposed alliance to serve the major east-west trades.
28 Oct 2013
The service schedule that the P3 Alliance plans to launch next May indicates that Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM will boost the combined capacity of their services on the trans-Pacific by a significant amount, while the increases will be smaller on the Asia-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean lanes.
25 Oct 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
22 Oct 2013
Mario Cordero, chairman of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, has called on fellow regulators in the European Union and China to join him in a global regulatory summit on the proposed P3 Network.
20 Oct 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
20 Oct 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. released details of the massive vessel-sharing alliance that also will include Maersk Line and CMA CGM and will launch next spring if it wins regulatory approval.
Port cranes in Mobile, Ala.
18 Oct 2013
Jimmy Lyons is on a hunt for a lot more empty import containers to load with all the export cargo funneling through the Port of Mobile.
17 Oct 2013
SHENZHEN, China — China’s shipping industry faces further turmoil as the country imposes new polices aimed at reining in severe overcapacity in the steel, cement, electrolytic aluminum, plate glass and shipping industries, according to the head of the Shanghai Shipping Exchange.