The Port of Barcelona received the first call from the MSC Sixin, the second largest container ship in the world, which is carrying out loading and unloading operations at the Hutchison Ports BEST terminal.
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As an essential cog for global trade it is imperative for ship operators to keep the world moving despite the difficult operating conditions formed amid COVID-19, said MSC Group President & CEO Diego Aponte.
The UAE has banned the Panamanian-flagged container ship MSC Joanna from operating in its waters and ports for one year over violation of the recently implemented fuel carriage ban.
The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will be adding new port calls to its US and South America East Coast (USA-SAEC) service. The new service rotation will also include new calls, such as Cristobal, Panama; Paranagua in southern Brazil; and Philadelphia on the US East Coast.
MSC Cruises, part of the Geneva-based shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Company, announced that an Australian passenger who had cruised onboard the MSC Opera in the East Mediterranean from 17-28 February, tested positive for COVID-19, on 3 March.
Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), who together form the 2M Alliance, are partnering with SM Line, beginning on April 1, 2020, continuing their six weekly services between Asia and the West Coasts of the US and Canada.
On 5 December, MSC officially launched its new private island called “Ocean Cay”, and welcomed its first guests, passengers of the cruise ship MSC Divina. The “Ocean Cay” is considered to be a tropical destination located in the Bahamas, offering privacy for each guest.
On the occasion for the coming into service of its most environmentally-advanced cruise ship yet ‘MSC Grandiosa’, MSC Cruises announced its commitment to become the world’s first fully carbon neutral major global cruise line.
MSC confirmed the order of five 23,000 TEU ULCVs from the South Korean Daewoo yard, a step that will take the Geneva-based carrier’s orderbook to 16 vessels, for a massive 305,352 TEU. This new order is reportedly in line with MSC’s order for 11 ships made in 2017.
Key cruise ship companies operating in French waters joined forces to limit air pollution caused by their vessels. The measures agreed include use of shore power and low-polluting fuel when maneuvering in harbors, as well as other measures to reduce emissions.
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