Watch the spectacular MSC Magnifica getting repaired at the Damen Shipyard at Rotterdam.
MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company
The Swiss-Italian ocean carrier MSC is embarking on an aggressive expansion path, which could see it overtake Maersk by the end of 2016 to become the world’s largest container line. MSC was recently linked to two new sets of orders for 19,000 teu ships, bringing its total order book to over 610,000 teu.
The unexpected casualty of the MSC container ship Napoli in the British waters, five years ago, left an indelible mark upon the international container shipping sector. Know more about MSC Napoli accident inside the article.
Operated by the German shipping enterprise MSB Niederelbe for the Conti Reederei conglomerate, MSC Flaminia is a container vessel which caught fire in the month of July and had to be abandoned.
The August of 2010 saw the collision of two cargo ships MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia off the Mumbai coast. The collision resulted into spilling of containers and oil along the full coastline. MSC Chitra, which was carrying 1219 containers, 2662 tons of fuel, 283 tons of diesel, and 88040 litres of lubricating oil, capsized and sank into the sea, creating maximum damage to the area.
MS Beryl is a super- large container ship delivered to the Greek shipping company, Niki by STX offshore & shipbuilding. It is a 13,000 twenty-foot equivalent ( TEU) cargo ship equipped with eco- friendly functions.