MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a global business engaged in the shipping and logistics sector. Present in 155 countries, MSC facilitates international trade between the world’s major economies, and among emerging markets across all continents. Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1978, MSC is a privately-owned organisation driven by the Aponte family. A world leader in container shipping, MSC has evolved from a one vessel operation into a globally-respected business with a fleet of 570 vessels and more than 70,000 staff.
Through a network of 524 offices, MSC ensures that shippers can talk directly to its representatives, as well as using a variety of e-business solutions for digitalised cargo bookings. MSC calls at 500 ports on over 200 trade routes, carrying some 21.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually, via a modern fleet, equipped with the latest green technologies.
Over the years, MSC has diversified its activities to include overland transportation, logistics and a growing portfolio of port terminal investments.