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.
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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.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has decided not to use the Arctic as a new short cut between northern Europe and Asia and will instead focus on enhancing environmental performance on existing global trade routes.
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.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announced that MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China. MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ TEU vessels to be added in 2019-2020 to the global shipping network of MSC, built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Geoje shipyard in South Korea.
Port of Tanjung Pelepas became the first port in Southeast Asia to welcome Mediterranean Shipping Company latest and largest container vessel as part of its maiden voyage in the South East Asia region. PTP also became the first port in the world to achieve back to back record for highest utilisation of a container vessel when the ship left the port with the record load of 19,574 TEUs.
Port of Fremantle in Western Australia achieves new records after the arrival of two Post Panamax containerships in July. The two containerships calling the port, belong to Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company.
The ‘MSC Katya R’ of 4,112 TEU is one of the seven ships that MSC operates between Ecuador and Northern Europe. The ships will serve Moín on a weekly basis and Antwerp will now become the first European unloading port, before Rotterdam and Bremerhaven.
US authorities have reportedly released the container ship ‘MSC Gayane’, almost a month after the ship was seized with 20 tons of cocaine in Philadelphia, marking one of the largest drug seizures in the US history. The ship was released after the operator posted $50 million, including $10 million in cash.
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