gCaptain’s full coverage of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s largest container shipping company by capacity.

Friday, May 19, 2023

MSC’s New Megaships Face Longer Transit Times on 2M’s Asia-Europe Route

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Last week’s announcement by the 2M Alliance partners that they intend to inject nine additional vessels into

May 19, 2023
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Thursday, May 18, 2023
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MSC to Explore Ammonia Fuel for Newbuilds

As MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s fleet capacity swells past the 5 million TEU mark for the first time in history, the world’s largest

May 18, 2023
Total Views: 1634

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MSC and CMA CGM Out in Front in Box Fleet-Building Race

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – MSC’s phenomenal growth over the past two years has largely been driven by acquisition of second-hand containerships,

May 17, 2023
Total Views: 3015

Friday, April 21, 2023

Carbon Chronicles: Insets and Offsets

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – In shipping, timing is crucial. Shortly after my previous article on carbon offsets in the maritime industry earlier this

April 21, 2023
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Monday, April 17, 2023
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Major Carriers Continue Hunt for Tonnage to Boost Market Share

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Led by MSC and CMA CGM, ocean carriers are again scouring the charter and sales and purchase markets for tonnage to

April 17, 2023
Total Views: 2076

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MSC, Costamare Settle Claim Over 2021 Orange County Oil Spill But Shift Blame to Pipeline Operator

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company says has settled claims with insurers related to the 2021 Orange County oil spill off Southern California after an oil

April 12, 2023
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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

MSC Containership Loses Empty Containers Overboard Off Bermuda

An MSC containership lost more than three dozen empty containers overboard in heavy weather. The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said it was advised via

March 8, 2023
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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Container Ship Refloated In Suez Canal After Breakdown

CAIRO, March 5 (Reuters) – A container ship that broke down in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Sunday causing some traffic to be diverted has

March 5, 2023
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Monday, February 27, 2023

Rumble in Long Beach: Shippers ‘Back for Blood’ as Container Shipping Contract Season Kicks Off

By Lisa Baertlein LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb 27 (Reuters) – Collapsing ocean shipping rates are not all good news for U.S. retailers,

February 27, 2023
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Wednesday, February 15, 2023
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MSC Reaches Innovative Carbon-Insetting Biofuel Deal with Freight Forwarder

German freight forwarder DB Schenker and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company have announced a first-of-its-kind biofuel purchase agreement that will to help

February 15, 2023
Total Views: 1610

Thursday, January 26, 2023
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MSC Continues to Strengthen Fleet for Life Outside the 2M

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – MSC is continuing to buy second-hand containerships, and does not appear to have lost its appetite for ordering

January 26, 2023
Total Views: 2052

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

2M Breakup Leaves Maersk in a Tight Spot

Drewry believes MSC’s biggest size makes it better positioned to go it alone in the competitive market for container shipping, while Maersk’s focus

January 25, 2023
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MSC and Maersk to End 2M Alliance in 2025

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Maersk and Swiss-based MSC, the world’s largest container shipping

January 25, 2023
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Thursday, December 22, 2022
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Bloomberg Video: How Drug Smugglers Infiltrated a Global Shipping Giant

Bloomberg is out with a new video today following up on a controversial article published last week on how cocaine-smuggling gangs infiltrated the

December 22, 2022
Total Views: 2980

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

MSC Completes Bolloré Africa Acquisition

Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the world’s largest container shipping company, has completed its acquisition of the African logistic

December 21, 2022
Total Views: 1143

Monday, December 19, 2022
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MSC Says Bloomberg Article on MSC Gayane Drug Bust Rehashes Old News

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the world’s largest container shipping company, has issued a statement in response to a recent Bloomberg article that

December 19, 2022
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Monday, November 28, 2022

MSC’s First Cargo Plane Delivered

The first aircraft in MSC’s new air cargo business has been delivered. Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ: AAWW), announced

November 28, 2022
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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Banana Supply Headache Fuels Russia-Latin America Shipping Talks

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Fesco FESH.MM, one of Russia’s largest transportation companies, said on Tuesday it was in

November 22, 2022
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Friday, November 4, 2022

New Container Terminal Would Boost Capacity at Port of Baltimore

The Port of Baltimore, one of the busiest in the country for roll/on-roll/off cargo, is set for a big boost to its container handling capacity. A new private

November 4, 2022
Total Views: 1809

Monday, October 31, 2022
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DOJ Charges Former Heavyweight Boxer for Smuggling Cocaine Worth Over $1 Billion on MSC Containerships

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a former heavyweight boxer with trafficking over 20 tons of cocaine on containerships linked to the world’s

October 31, 2022
Total Views: 9722