As, Mr. Diego Aponte noted:

The spread of COVID-19 has created a public health issue unprecedented in our lifetimes, triggering an unexpected shock for societies and economies.

Despite the difficult operating conditions the shipping industry is facing, the company keeps delivering by linking the oceans, roads and railways of the world.

At the same time,MSC has implemented new solutions so as to meet the current challenging environment that coronavirus has brought.

"We trust that the robust health protection measures we have implemented across our ships, infrastructure and offices have been effective and these will remain in place as long as necessary. As an essential cog for global trade it is imperative that we, together with our customers, keep the world moving despite the difficult operating conditions we are all experiencing. Maintaining our usual close contact and close relationships with our customers is key to this.

...Mr. Diego Aponte said in his letter.

Moreover, the group president and CEO informed that its new Suspension of Transit programme uses some of the world’s leading transshipment hubs as advance storage posts to help shippers begin moving goods early in anticipation of a resumption in demand, in an efficient and cost-effective way.

"Meanwhile, through our internal information sharing system we draw on intelligence from 155 countries to identify new travel and port restrictions, curfews, and so on, to ensure that we are well placed to directly advise our customers on how to manage supply chains amid these changes. I have personally witnessed the passion and commitment of our people who are working tirelessly to keep cargo flowing for our customers everywhere and my family and I are grateful to all of them"

...Mr. Diego Aponte concluded.