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MSC will sail slower and abandon unprofitable routes

MSC is in the midst of a large-scale process aimed at ensuring increased reliability and efficiency. This includes having ships sailing slower, and the company wants 2M partner Maersk Line to join in, President and CEO Diego Aponte tells Lloyd's List.

Several initiatives will help ensure better services and reduced losses at MSC, says President and CEO Diego Aponte. | Photo: MSC

The ships in the fleet of the world's second-largest liner shipping company, MSC, will no longer sail as fast as previously, President and CEO Diego Aponte tells Lloyd's List.

According to the CEO, the mega-ships which have been delivered to all the major box carriers in recent years contribute to a growing unreliability in the shipping company's various services, and this needs to be handled. Many major industry stakeholders have complained about this unreliability, with for example Kuehne+Nagel recently criticizing the development in comments to ShippingWatch.

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