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...]

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s Largest Boxship Makes Maiden Call in Southampton

The Port of Southampton welcomed its largest ship to date this week with the arrival of the 19,224 TEU ultra-large containership MSC Maya.  The MSC Maya is part of Mediterranean Shipping Company's 'Oscar-class' ships, which together hold the ranks as the biggest of the new bread of mega-containerships being built by carriers to increase efficiency on the world's … [Read more...]

MSC ZOE Joins Ranks as World’s Largest Containership

  The 19,224 TEU MSC Zoe will be christened this Sunday in Hamburg, Germany, officially joining sister ships MSC Oscar and MSC Oliver for the title of the world's largest containership by carrying capacity. MSC Zoe is the third ship in a series of six 19,224 TEU capacity vessels in Mediterranean Shipping Company's so-called 'Oscar Class'. Sunday's … [Read more...]