Mediterranean Shipping Company

Towage News – MSC acquires Rimorchiatori Mediterranei – 22.10.2022

MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) acquired the subholding of the Rimorchiatori Riuniti group active in the port towing business Rimorchiatori Mediterranei (65% owned by Rimorchiatori Riuniti which is owned by the Genoese families Gavarone and Delle Piane and 35% Deutsche Asset Management, of the Deutsche group Bank). The Genoese company Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, with a turnover of around …

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Cruise Liner News – MSC LIRICA to homeport in Piraeus, Greece in Summer 2022

The 2003 built liner MSC LIRICA will use Piraeus, Greece as homeport during Summer 2022. She was originally scheduled to sail from Venice but now she will offer a newly designed 7 night itinerary with 28 sailings between April  and October 2022 calling Kusadasi at Turkey; Haifa at Israel; Limassol at Cyprus and the Greek …

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Delivery – 2021 newbuilt tug MED VEGA at Malta – December 2021

The Damen newbuilt tug MED VEGA that is owned by MedTug – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Towage Division was in Malta for uplifting bunkers and sheltering from Gale Force Winds/Weather. She entered Grand Harbour on Sunday 5th December, 2021 at 1506 hrs coming from Sri Lanka, via Suez Canal. She was built in Vietnam at …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC PREZIOSA from 10.08 to 09.09.2021

The former late Muammar Gaddafi owned cruise liner MSC PREZIOSA entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 10th August, 2021 at 0813 hrs coming from Naples, Italy bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf. On 1st July, 2008 she was ordered with her keel laid on 5th December 2008 at the STX …

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Ferry – GNV AZZURRA

One of the GNV’s (Grandi Navi Veloci) ferries around is the 1981 built ropax GNV AZZURRA. In the late 70s the Swedish shipbuilding industry was suffering from a downturn, with little to no ships in order from Swedish shipyards. To help the industry the Swedish Prime Minister Ola Ullsten persuaded Rederi AB Gotland to order new ferries from Öresundsvarvet …

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Containers – MSC acquiring second hand boxships – February 2021

Container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) continues to snap up boxships in the second-hand market according to Alphaliner, acquiring eight vessels in the past three weeks as container shipping rates continue to surge. According to Alphaliner’s latest report, MSC has bought the 2001 built 2,764 TEU capacity WESTERMOOR from German owner Hans Peterson which is currently on …

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Cruise Liner News – 3 MSC cruise liners at Grand Harbour during October 2020

MSC Cruises or MSC Crociere is a global cruise line based in Genoa, Italy. Founded in 1989 at Naples, Italy it is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), the world’s second biggest container shipping operator. During the month of October 2020, we saw three ships at Grand Harbour, Malta – The 2019 built 332 metre long …

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