To mark MSC Oscar’s maiden voyage, Diego Aponte told CNN about this new mega vessel and the challenges of managing global trade
First in a series of 20 vessels, MSC Oscar will be joined by sister ship MSC Oliver in April 2015 followed by the rest of the family over the coming months. Not only does Diego proudly talk about MSC Oscar as the “most efficient vessel on the planet”, able to carry 35% more cargo while reducing CO2 emissions by the same amount, but she is also special because she is named after his son.
Diego spoke passionately about the MSC fleet, the challenges of the volatile container business, the barometer of global trade, and the fact that 65% of global transport is done through containers. Today, without containerization, there would be no globalization.