MSC Madeleine (built 2006), Lomé Container Terminal  MSC Madeleine (built 2006), Lomé Container Terminal

MSC in Africa

MSC has been supporting customers to ship goods to and from Africa since 1970.

Our African network of local agencies in 40+ countries, global port coverage, and integrated road and rail transport solutions have enabled us to become the supply chain partner of choice for importers and exporters on the continent.

Whatever your cargo or needs, you can rely on our integrated solutions. Our regular shipping services to and from Africa are linked by regional feeder services and comprehensive inland transportation services to effectively connect landlocked countries and remote areas to ports and inland commercial centres.

  • Local agencies in 40+ countries
  • 4 terminals in Africa at Lomé, San Pedro, Tangier and Tin Can Island (Lagos)

Global connectivity

MSC operates 123 weekly calls at 60 different African ports, serving 350 maritime countries, with local teams based in each location to assist our customers.

Supported by 50 ocean services and local feeders, integrated road, rail and barge transportation, hinterland logistics, and warehousing and storage solutions, MSC offers customers comprehensive end-to-end services across the African continent.

We are committed to ensuring a positive social impact wherever we operate. We invest locally to enable economic development across the entire African continent.


This includes:

● Recruiting a local workforce and supporting employees to develop their careers
● Facilitating maritime trade to tackle food insecurity
● Investing in infrastructure to improve connections
● Assisting in the development of international trade
● Creating new opportunities for small farmers
● Providing access to our global shipping network

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