Commenting on this development, MSC said:

MSC is committed to promoting a sustainable business model, remaining true to its roots and its core family values. Regardless of the challenges and transformation we might face in today’s business world, our approach does not and will not change: we have a genuine passion for the sea, an unparalleled nautical heritage and a strong commitment to our employees and communities

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The company said that it is committed to promote sustainable use of the sea and marine resources, while also investing in the latest generation green technologies to limit the environmental impact of its business activities on land, oceans and populations. It aspires to promote a focus on cleaner seas, land and cargo through massive investments in low-carbon technology, energy efficiency and operational efficiency.

Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs at MSC Group also stated that this initiative reflects its commitment to promoting responsible and environmentally sound operational practices and procedures while at the same time investing in carbon reduction and pollution prevention equipment.

NAMEPA's goal is to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources.

Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA, welcomed MSC as a new member of NAMEPA, and mentioned that the two organisations share a common interest in maintaining best industry practices to 'Save Our Seas'.

MSC joins an extensive list of members that continue working to surpass their own goals as well as the expectations of others. The initiative of such organisations is why NAMEPA is proud to call them members