TEU records tumble in Felixstowe

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has broken its own record for the most containers handled on a single ship for the third time in two months with 27,961teu on the MSC Amelia which sailed from the port on 8 March. The previous record was 25,852teu on the Moscow Maersk the previous week and 23,773teu on the MSC Diletta on 12 January.  All three vessels operate on the 2M Alliance Griffin/AE55 ... [+]

Inland to Ethiopia

MSC is offering an intermodal road/rail route between the port of Djibouti and Ethiopia. It offers journey times of between one and four days to locations such as Addis Ababa, Hawassa, Modjo. Connecting MSC services at the port of Djibouti include the NWC IPAK service direct connection to North Europe. [+]

MSC offers sea-rail solution

MSC has launched an intermodal service between Asia and Europe. It will combine sea and rail service from China, Korea and Japan to Europe, via Vladivostok and Vostochniy with further sea feeder connections from St Petersburg to major European hubs such as Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Le Havre. [+]

MSC goes extra mile for Operation Smile

MSC UK has shipped a 40 foot high cube container of medical supplies to Antsirabe Hospital in Madagascar for Operation Smile, a charity which provides free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. The shipping line covered all UK charges including ... [+]

MSC offers fast Morocco-London link

MSC is offering an enhanced Casablanca, Morocco to London Gateway service with a transit time of about 12 days. This is in addition to its twice-weekly sailings from Tunis to London Gateway via Gioia Tauro in Italy with a transit time of about 16 days.  [+]

MSC offers online quotes

Shipping line MSC’s Instant Quote function is now live for cargo shipments from North America to Europe and from Asia to Europe. Users can quickly fill out and receive quotes, choose from (and to) door, ramp and port and rapidly progress to booking. [+]

MSC has a plan to keep global trade moving

MSC group president and chief executive Diego Aponte says that the line has introduced a Suspension of Transit programme that uses major transhipment hubs including Bremerhaven, Turkey’s Tekirdag Asyaport, Busan, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port, Lome in Togo and Panama as advance storage posts to help shippers begin moving goods ... [+]

Shipping lines turn to green tech

MSC says it has become the first major shipping line to use 30% biofuel blends. It has started to routinely use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam following successful trials earlier this year. Heavylift operator SAL meanwhile said it had become the first shipping company in the world to adopt ... [+]

MSC welcomes world’s largest box ship

The MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its maiden voyage from north China on 19 August. She is the first of a new class of 23,000+ teu vessels being introduced in 2019-20, with space for over 2,000 refrigerated containers. The vessel also offers ... [+]

Liverpool wins Turkey and Canada links

MSC is to introduce a new call in Liverpool, as part of a rotation including Canada, Turkey and southern European ports. It follows the news that the 2M alliance, of which MSC is a member with Maersk, will make Liverpool a permanent call on its TA4 transatlantic service. The new Canada ... [+]

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