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MSC adds new port calls to improve US-S. America East Coast service

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.

Former passenger of MSC Opera tested positive for coronavirus

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. 

MSC, Maersk team up with SM Line on Transpacific route

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.

MSC welcomes the first guests of its private island

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. 

MSC may surpass Maersk as biggest ocean carrier by capacity

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.

Cruise ships operators agree to limit emissions in French waters

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.

Keel laid for MSC Cruises longest ship

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri hosted a keel laying ceremony in Monfalcone for the ‘MSC Seashore’, the the first of two enriched “Seaside Evo” Class ships for MSC Cruises. When it enters into service in June 2021, the ship will be the company’s longest ship, featuring 339 metres and environmental technology. 

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