MSC Commits to Biofuel Blend for Vessels Calling Rotterdam

One of the world’s largest shipping lines, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has opted to begin using biofuel blends to power some of its fleet, becoming the first major ocean carrier to do so. The decision by MSC follows successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year. The trials were completed using a 10 percent blended bunker fuel. However, following … [Read more...]

Report: Maersk’s Former Head of Operations Appointed CEO of MSC

Søren Toft, A.P. Møller – Mærsk’s former Chief Operating Officer whose abrupt resignation was announced earlier this week, is heading to Maersk rival and 2M alliance partner MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company where he will serve as its new CEO, according to media reports. The news comes after Maersk made the surprise announcement on Monday that Toft had resigned with … [Read more...]

MSC Rules Out Using the Northern Sea Route

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is joining a growing list of carriers that have pledged not to use the Northern Sea Route for shipping between Europe and Asia. MSC said in a statement Thursday that its decision is based on environmental concerns, adding that it will instead focus on improving environmental performance on existing global trade routes. “As a responsible … [Read more...]

MSC Confirms Acquisition of Hanjin’s Stake in U.S. Ports Operator

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A unit of Swiss shipping group MSC has bought a stake in U.S. ports operator Total Terminals International (TTI) from Hanjin, MSC said on Wednesday, having overcome objections from the South Korean line's U.S. creditors. Privately owned MSC, the world's no.2 global shipping line, said in a statement its subsidiary Terminal Investment Ltd. (TiL) had … [Read more...]

WATCH World’s Loudest Ship Horn Blast Star Wars Theme Song – VIDEO

One year ago today the 19,224 TEU MV MSC Zoe, one of the world's biggest containerships, was docking at the Port of Hamburg for its christening and maiden call at the port when the captain decided to sound the ship's massive horns salute the Rebel Alliance. The 395.5 meter long ship is the third vessel in Mediterranean Shipping Company's ‘Oscar class’, behind MSC Oscar and … [Read more...]