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The Aponte family’s shipping expertise and passion for the sea is at the heart of their DNA. Since 1970, Mr. Gianluigi Aponte has led MSC from its humble one-vessel-operation beginnings, into its current status as a world leader in global container shipping.

The company has seen exponential growth in terms of both volume and fleet capacity, and now serves millions of customers globally, with a much respected 365 day a year operation.


Today, our focus remains true to our roots, on establishing and retaining long-term trusted partnerships with customers of all size and scale.


Since 1970, MSC has grown to become one of the largest container shipping lines in the world. During this time, MSC has made strategic investments into cargo-related businesses including ports, crewing, trucking/railroad and ship management.

The group reaffirmed its proud heritage and passion for the sea with the formation of MSC Cruises and further investment in passenger ferries. Today the Group employs over 60,000 people around the world.


They provide their customers with outstanding global coverage, connecting all of the world’s trade centres.

  • 480 offices

  • 150 countries

  • 60,000 staff

  • 460 vessels

  • 200 routes

  • 315 ports of call

  • 50 terminals

  • 16 million TEU carried annually



Their shipping expertise has been built over the past 300 years by carrying people and goods all over the world. In a global economy, MSC mission is to offer reliable and sustainable transport solutions by sea, road and rail to customers in all industries .MSC will achieve this, as a family-owned business, by building long-term relationships founded on knowledge, professionalism and care.


They aim to become the most sustainable, technologically-advanced and customer-focused shipping line in the industry.

MSC will continue to enrich people’s daily lives by facilitating global trade with integrity, responsibility and respect for the environment. Their global team will deliver market-leading customer service by being experts in their field, motivated and proud of what they do.




MSC commits to offer global transport solutions which perfectly suit the needs of our individual customers, dependent on their industry, their business, and their service needs.

MSC has built its global network based on the local, personal approach – the very approach which ensures all sectors, all products and all businesses are catered for in the best way possible.


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