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

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
MSC ships a the Port of Felixstowe. File Photo: John New /

MSC Ship Captain Sentenced for Sailing Under the Influence in the UK

Zbigniew Chowaniec, a 65-year-old Polish national and ship captain, has received a suspended prison sentence and a small fine in the UK after admitting to

February 14, 2024
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Wednesday, January 3, 2024
An MSC containership passes a Maersk containership

MSC Widens Capacity Gap, Solidifying Position as the World’s Largest Shipping Line

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company solidified its position as the world’s largest shipping line in 2023 with the addition of more than 1 million TEUs

January 3, 2024
Total Views: 3440

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Houthi Port

Houthis Claim MSC Containership Attack

by Ahmed Elimam (Reuters) Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia claimed responsibility for a missile attack on Tuesday on a container ship in the Red

December 27, 2023
Total Views: 2688

Friday, December 15, 2023
A UKMTO alert about an attack and map showing recent incidents in the region. Image courtesy UKMTO

More Red Sea Ship Attacks Raise Risks to Trade

Update: Maersk has instructed all Maersk vessels bound to pass through the Bab al-Mandab Strait to pause their journey until further notice in response to the

December 15, 2023
Total Views: 2847

Friday, December 1, 2023
Inauguration of Maersk's first container ship Laura Maersk that sails on green methanol in Copenhagen, Denmark September 14, 2023. Ritzau Scanpix/ Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

CEOs of Leading Global Shipping Lines Call for Action to Accelerate Transition to Green Fuels

The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of major global shipping lines have issued a joint declaration at COP 28, urging the International Maritime Organization

December 1, 2023
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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Former Bed Bath & Beyond Files Massive Lawsuit Against MSC Alleging Profiteering

The bankruptcy estate of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission against Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean

November 29, 2023
Total Views: 4218

Friday, November 24, 2023
Stock image of an MSC containership

MSC Slaps Surcharge on Boxes Through Restricted Panama Canal

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – MSC has slapped a bumper $297 per teu surcharge on shipments transiting the Panama Canal in response to the

November 24, 2023
Total Views: 3126

Monday, October 2, 2023
msc ship in port

MSC to Buy 50% of Italian Passenger Rail Group

MILAN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Shipping group MSC has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a 50% stake in Italian passenger

October 2, 2023
Total Views: 1563

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
HHLA's Container Terminal Burchardkai in Hamburg. Photo: HHLA/Thies Rätzke

Battle Heats up for Hamburg Port Operator as MSC Makes Offer

BERLIN, Sept 13 (Reuters) – MSC, the world’s biggest container shipping company, has offered to buy almost half of the main

September 13, 2023
Total Views: 1225

Thursday, September 7, 2023
zim containership

MSC and ZIM Strengthen Shipping Alliance

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The world’s largest container line, MSC, is joining in an alliance with tenth-ranked Zim across “multiple trades”,

September 7, 2023
Total Views: 2488

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
The MSC Flaminia containership on fire in the mid-Atlantic in 2012.

UK Court Upholds Decision Against MSC Stemming from 2012 MSC Flaminia Fire

A UK Court of Appeals has upheld a judge’s decision on a case stemming from the 2012 fire on board the MSC Flaminia containership, in which Mediterranean

September 5, 2023
Total Views: 3997

Monday, June 19, 2023
msc containership

MSC is Bleeding the Charter Market Dry

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The containership charter market shows no sign of softening as it goes into the usually slack summer season, despite

June 19, 2023
Total Views: 8044

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Fire Breaks Out on MSC Containership in UAE

Fire Breaks Out on MSC Containership in UAE

A MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company containership has caught fire at an anchorage in the UAE. The UAE’s National Search and Rescue Center said it

June 7, 2023
Total Views: 10398

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
Total Views: 3070

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Vytautas Kielaitis /

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: 1764

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
MSC Tessa, one of the world's largest containerships, under construction at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in Shanghai, China. Photo courtesy CSSC.

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: 3135

Friday, April 21, 2023
A tanker ship is seen in the English Channel at sunrise, near Dover, Britain, August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

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
Total Views: 931

Monday, April 17, 2023
cma cgm container ship

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: 2100

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
The container ship MSC Danit is seen the day after U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) marine casualty investigators boarded the container ship, off the Port of Long Beach, California, U.S. October 17, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson

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
Total Views: 2176

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Stock image of an MSC containership

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
Total Views: 4872


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