MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is pleased to announce a revised ocean network to better serve shippers moving cargo between Asia and Europe.
We can only assume that container terminal congestion at the main ports of the trade will continue to worsen, leading us to anticipate and incorporate longer time buffers in the schedule, in terms of port stays and speed at sea.
MSC is therefore heavily investing in the East-West network to deliver a first-class product and ensure that we match, or even exceed our customers’ expectations. Providing you with the reliability you need to plan and maintain your supply chains is our most important objective.
Specifically, MSC will phase in additional vessels to existing loops on the trade. Deploying these extra assets on our services underscores our commitment to operating a stable and ever-improving network within the existing constraints facing all carriers, such as congestion, bad weather and other unexpected disruptions.
At MSC, we have the maritime expertise and assets to offer a world-beating service and we trust that you will recognize the benefits of our new approach and investments in the months and years to come. The implementation of the new network is planned for early March 2019 and remains subject to further updates.
We are also publishing at this time an overview of the new version of the network. Full details of transit times and departure days will be communicated in due course to help you plan your future shipments accordingly.