MSC - number of ships 2020

As of October 12, 2020, Mediterranean Shipping Company, had a total fleet size of 575 ships, of which roughly seven out of ten were chartered from lessors. Mediterranean Shipping Company is the world’s second largest container shipping operator and one of the leading cruise lines through its subsidiary MSC Cruises.

New container ship orders

Mediterranean Shipping Company had 5 additional haulers for containerized trade in its order book by September 3. 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 companies Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

About MSC

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.

Mediterranean Shipping Company's number of ships as of October 12, 2020

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October 12, 2020

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