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Mediterranean Shipping Company Overview
Geneva (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Transportation & Logistics
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Founded in 1970, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), S.A of Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the world’s leading container shipping lines. Offering a worldwide network of 480 offices in 150 countries, employing a team of 60,000 dedicated individuals, MSC prides itself ... Read more

Mission: Our shipping expertise has been built over the past generations by carrying people and goods all over the world.

In a global economy, our mission is to offer reliable and sustainable transport solutions by sea, road and rail to customers in all ... Read more

Company Updates

  • MSC NAMED OCEAN CARRIER OF THE YEAR Retailer Toys R Us has awarded MSC the accolade of Ocean Carrier of the Year. The honour was achieved by MSC USA and marks the second time the team have been proud recipient of the title. Toys R Us grants the award every year, after carefully analysing performance data related to every major shipping line. Specifically, the retailer charts such factors as accuracy and punctuality. MSC is proud to have been presented with the award and sees it as recognition of the company’s ongoing commitment to customer service. The accolade was last achieved by MSC in 2010.

  • Columbus Day was marked in a very special way this week, by staff from MSC USA. To commemorate the occasion, the business hosted an after-school activity at the PS Vito Marcantonio Community School to support the Children's Aid Society.

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Mediterranean Shipping Company – Why Work For Us?

We are a privately owned global organisation operating a network of over 480 offices in 150 countries, employing a team of over 60,000 dedicated individuals.

We have an established fleet of 480 container vessels with an intake capacity of  circa 2.6 million TEU. Our global sailing schedules cover 200 routes, calling at 315 ports, allowing us to deliver your cargo almost anywhere in the world.

Our sea freight offering is complemented by our integrated warehousing and haulage services, which enable us to offer a true door-to-door service.

As a company, we believe in operating as independent national carriers, this means we’re able to offer you a global service with unrivalled local knowledge.

We have trained, experienced experts available for our full range of services including reefer, out-of-gauge, breakbulk and each of our trade services – each operating in tandem with your business. This gives us the ability to uphold the personal service we’re globally recognised for and offers you peace-of-mind that we’ll be on-hand to help whenever you need us.

Whatever you’re shipping, wherever your destination, we’d love to hear from you.

Founded and owned by Captain Gianluigi Aponte, we are proud to have a 40 year heritage within the container shipping industry.

What makes our history unique is the family culture and values that have remained throughout the growth of the company; from operating just one second-hand ship to over 480 vessels, globally. Understanding our history is understanding our company, culture and values.

Mr Aponte’s family originate from the Peninsula of Sorrento, Italy, a region with  deep maritime roots. The family’s records date back to the 17th century. In 1970, Mr Aponte started MSC in Brussels as a tramp operator with one second-hand ship, carrying breakbulk. This vessel was named the MSC Patricia.

Since our inception, the company has held the philosophy of ‘where the customer goes, MSC goes’ and this has fuelled our organic growth over the last four decades.

As MSC’s fleet has grown, so too has our team. Many of the Captains and crew members who worked on-board our vessels in the beginning years are now using their extensive industry knowledge and experience to lead the company as Managers and Directors. This demonstrates a loyalty which is rare in the shipping industry.

The story of how MSC has grown from a one ship operation to the world’s leading privately-owned container shipping line is one that we are all proud to be part of at MSC.

Building, developing and harnessing positive relationships with customers and colleagues alike is at the very heart of our commercial success. We will always endeavour to go that extra mile for you, taking an active interest in you and your business.

Culture & Values from MSC Cargo on Vimeo.

All around the world MSC’s teams share a pride, a passion and a belief in the company and the way we do business. Channelling this passion is what enables us to deliver unrivalled customer service. MSC’s people take a personal interest in finding solutions to match each of our customers’ needs.

MSC has more than 480 vessels sailing 200 different routes to 315 ports in over 150 countries, but for all our shipping capabilities, it is our team of more than 24,000 people that sets us apart.

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Mount Pleasant, SC
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    I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time (More than 3 years)


    Solid work flow
    High Paced
    Variety in the Work
    Friendly People, Multinational, New building, room to grow and advance


    Traffic to get there, Commute if you do not live in Mount Pleasant already
    Low pay starting off

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more, expand operations to Summerville/North Charleston area for jobs that do not need to be at the Port.

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company (Rosemont, IL).


    Walked through call center to back office and waited 30mins. Filled out 2 pages of survey type questions. If that wasn't unprofessional enough, one Asian guy and some European waltzes in as if their God. We go to another office where the foreign guy stands in front of a whiteboard and started drawing a ship, asking me abbreviations of states and how and why I would take cargo where. WTF?!? Again, I applied for CSR. I couldn't help but think "how is this relevant??" and sure enough when I asked, it wasn't. That followed by basic excel questions. Pay sucks, not worth it AT ALL, true definition of lowball!

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Mediterranean Shipping Company Awards & Accolades

  • Ocean Carrier of the Year, Toys R Us, 2016
  • Container Line of the Year, Lloyds Loading List, 2015

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