From a one-vessel operation to a globally respected business
The story of the MSC Group began in Brussels in 1970, when captain Gianluigi Aponte founded the company with just a small cargo ship: the MV Patricia. The business has since grown and diversified to include a highly successful cruise line and passenger ferry services, as well as leading inland and port terminal infrastructure. Headquartered in Geneva, the Group remains privately owned and focused on caring for customers, employees and the environment.
Ferry services from Italy to Sicily, Croatia and beyond.
SNAV (Società Navigazione Alta Velocità) owns a fleet of high-speed modern vessels, including hydrofoils and catamarans. Committed to the highest standards of safety and customer care, the company's ferry services connect mainland Italy to Sicilia, Croatia and other popular destinations.