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Welcome to MSC’s press centre. Here you’ll find our corporate press releases, reports and articles, as well as our multimedia library.

From the tabs to the right-hand side of the page you’ll be able to view and download a range of different resources, from press releases and reports in the Documents section to MSC’s latest Videos and Images*. We will be updating this section on a regular basis so make sure you keep checking back to see which new resources have been added.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to get a real flavour of the culture, scale and diversity of MSC’s business, make sure you take a good look through the ‘About Us’ section, too.

Background Information

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is privately owned by its founder Captain Gianluigi Aponte. Captain Aponte’s family originate from the Peninsula of Sorrento, Italy, a region rich with a seafaring heritage. The Aponte’s own maritime traditions can be traced back to the 17th century.

MSC itself came into being in 1970; back then it was a tramp operator based in Brussels with a single second-hand general cargo vessel – the MSC Patricia.
In over four decades MSC has grown to become one of the world’s leading container shipping companies, with more than 440 vessels and an intake capacity of over 2.4 million TEU. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC operates 480 offices across 150 countries worldwide with over 24,000 employees.   With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources which stretches across the globe, the company prides itself on delivering global service with local knowledge.  MSC’s shipping line sails on more than 200 trade routes, calling at over 315 ports.

We have also diversified our services beyond cargo transport.  MSC Cruises, founded in 1988 enjoys enormous success offering stylish, affordable Mediterranean luxury on the high-seas.

It is the family culture that makes our history unique together with values that have remained at the heart of our business for over 40 years. Indeed, many of the Captains and crew members who worked on-board our vessels in the early years have taken that experience with them into their current positions as managers and directors of the company. The sea is truly at the heart of MSC.  Although we have enjoyed rapid growth, MSC has never wavered from its commitment to deliver a personal, tailor-made service to each and every customer with whom we work.

MSC goes forward as a business built upon people, passion and the pursuit of excellence.  Every step towards new horizons is guided by the heritage, traditions and values upon which our business has been built.

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