Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC) is currently the second-largest container shipping company in the world. As of the end of September 2010, MSC was operating 423 container vessels with an intake capacity of 1,176,000 TEU’s.
The Geneva, Switzerland based company operates in all major ports of the world. MSC serves 270 ports worldwide on the six continents. 350 local offices, employing a total of 29,000 people, provide an agency network representation. Vessels with up to a capacity of 14,000 TEU, including one of the largest container ships, the MSC Daniela. The company remains independent and wholly owned by its president Aponte and his family.
The line was named shipping line of the year in 2007 for the sixth time in eleven years by Lloyds Loading List, which is an achievement not matched by any other shipping line.