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Success Built on Long-term Partnerships 

We build long-term partnerships with our customers because we share their passion for transporting cargo safely, efficiently and sustainably around the world.

There are many cogs in the wheels of global trade. What happens if something goes wrong? The COVID-19 pandemic has put global supply chains under untold pressure. We're proud of our people's resilience and flexibility, and of our ability to innovate and problem-solve for customers at this exceptional time.

A Network Developed for Customers

The personal touch is important to us, and our local presence ensures that you can talk directly to our people for tailored solutions:

Our global network of more than 675 local offices in 155 countries enables us to facilitate international trade between the world's major economies, and among emerging markets across all continents. 

Our 200,000 employees work hand-in-hand with customers to deliver goods and services to local communities, customers and international business partners.

Our solutions include overland transportation, logistics and a growing portfolio of port terminal investments.

Our modern fleet is equipped with the latest green technologies, including a range of smart containers that has set the standard for shipping in response to evolving environmental and customer awareness.

MSC Key Figures

*estimated 2022
  • 830

  • 300

  • 520
    ports of call

  • 155

  • 5

  • 675

  • 200K
    MSC Group employees

  • 24.5 million TEUs carried annually


Our Shipping and Logistics Solutions

Shipping Solutions
Inland Transportation & Logistics Solutions
Digital Business Solutions
Air Cargo Solution
 Marine Cargo Insurance
MSC Container in a bubble protected at a terminal
Extended Protection

Question about MSC?

Find below answers to some FAQs about us.

What is MSC Shipping Company?

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a global container shipping and logistics company. We facilitate regional and international trade by transporting cargo safely, efficiently, and sustainably around the world.

We serve a multitude of industries, from agriculture to pharmaceuticals, and transport goods of all kinds through our extensive portfolio of shipping solutions.

We pride ourselves on being a world leader with regional expertise.

Who Owns MSC Shipping Company?

MSC shipping is an independent and family-owned company. Established in 1970 by Founder and Group Chairman, Captain Gianluigi Aponte, MSC is now lead by his son, Group President, Diego Aponte.

We have grown and diversified significantly since our inception, establishing ourselves as the world leader in container shipping. Despite our global presence and extensive services, we remain guided by our passion for the sea, our loyalty to local communities and our commitment to excellence and expertise in our field.

What does MSC Stand for in Shipping?

MSC is a frequently used abbreviation of our full company name, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Alternately, what does MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company stand for and offer? We are guided by our values, which serve as our compass, as we navigate the seas and the world with an unwavering commitment to serving our customers.

How many Vessels does MSC have?

We started as a single ship operation and have grown to be one of the largest container shipping lines in the world with 830 cargo vessels currently in operation and moving an estimated 24.5 millions TEUs annually.

As part of our process to continually invest in our services to accommodate our customers’ needs, we expect to see the number of vessels in operation grow both in terms of their capacity and commitment to eco-conscious technologies.

How do I Contact MSC Customer Service?

We’re here to help! You can contact your nearest office for your cargo transportation and shipping enquires or to learn more about MSC and recruitment.

Our existing customers can also get in touch and complete business actions via myMSC platform, our secure eBusiness platform which provides you with 24/7 real-time access to your freight information.

More About MSC

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Meet our Leadership Team
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