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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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    Current Employee - Freight and Logistics Analyst in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time (More than 3 years)


    MSC offers an international and young environment; it is also a big worldwide corporation leader in the shipping industry. They also offer VISA to foreign workers.


    Unfortunately salaries are low especially compared to those offered by other companies in the same industry. Also they do not offer a real career plan and doing so they lose many valuable employees.

    Advice to Management

    They should improve the employees selection both during the hiring process and throughout the employment itself. They should also pay more attention to employees who deserve more and consider to treat them accordingly.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company in April 2017.


    The hiring process was easy but effective. Started with a short paper test and ended with a general interview. The manager that interviewed me was very nice and easy to talk to.

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    • Why do you want to work at MSC? What are 3 things you'd like to improve on this year?   1 Answer
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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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