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" Ours is a business built on a genuine passion for the sea and an unfaltering commitment to people and communities. "

Captain Gianluigi Aponte MSC Group Chairman

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.

Our Companies

Cargo Division
  • 830

  • 300

  • 520
    ports of call

  • 155

  • 5

  • 675

  • 200K
    MSC Group employees

  • 24.5 million TEUs carried annually


Passenger Division

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More About MSC

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Meet our Leadership Team