Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Privately owned Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), the world’s second-largest shipping line, was founded in 1970. MSC currently operates more than 500 vessels, annually carrying some 20 million TEUs of cargo on some 200 routes to about 500 ports of call. It employs nearly 50,000 people in nearly 500 offices worldwide.

Over the first nine months of 2018, MSC was the third-ranked container carrier, with respect to total U.S containerized import trade, with volume of 2,175,000 TEUs, up 3.1 percent year-over-year, for a market share of 12.1 percent. Over the same period, MSC ranked second in terms of U.S containerized export trade, with volume of 1,250,000 TEUs, up 4 percent, year-over-year, for a market share of 13.1 percent. 

Alphaliner raises alarm over possible overcharging on low-sulfur fees
11 Dec 2019
Carriers have struggled to lift spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade, and the wide variations in low-sulfur surcharge levels have an analyst asking questions.
Maersk and MSC vessels pass each other outside the Port of Rotterdam.
25 May 2018
With such a sharp increase in bunker fuel prices that dragged carriers into a loss-making first quarter, it is no surprise that Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will levy an emergency bunker surcharge from June 1.
29 Jan 2018
A new schedule outlined by Mediterranean Shipping Co. will substantially cut the time needed to send cargo from Europe to the US East Coast.
MSC.
24 Jan 2018
The first sailing of MSC’s fortnightly roll-on, roll-off West Africa service will begin Feb. 19 from Le Havre.