MSC - number of ships 2019

Mediterranean Shipping Company's number of ships as of July 24, 2019

by I. Wagner, last edited Aug 1, 2019
MSC - number of ships 2019 As of July 24, 2019, Mediterranean Shipping Company, had a total fleet size of 544 ships, roughly two thirds of which were chartered from other companies. Mediterranean Shipping Company is often abbreviated to MSC, which can be seen painted in large letters on the topsides of active vessels. Despite being currently headquartered in a landlocked country, Switzerland, MSC originates from Naples. The Italian city is home to one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean. world’s second largest container shipping operator and one of the leading cruise lines through its subsidiary MSC Cruises.
New orders

When a shipping company puts in an order with a ship builder for a new vessel, the detail is put into the company’s order book. The number of ships in an order book indicate how many new ships can be expected to enter the fleet over the next few years. MSC’s had 16 additional haulers in its order book at the end of July. Some of the ships in this order book are “mega-ships” with over 22,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of capacity, specifically, to be built by South Korean company, Daewoo.

Nautical narcotics

Cocaine seizures in the U.S. have increased significantly over recent years, with similar patterns in Northern Europe. Following the discovery of nearly 20 tons of cocaine on the MSC Gayane in June, Mediterranean Shipping Company lost its “trusted trader”status. When a shipping operator loses this status from the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, higher docking fees and delays to deliveries will occur. As of July, this is the third incidence of such contraband being found on MSC ships. The MSC Gayane has since been released by U.S. authorities and she is currently in normal operation.
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Mediterranean Shipping Company's number of ships as of July 24, 2019

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