MSC Oliver joins the mega ship party

The Mediterranean Shipping Company's 19,224 teu series of vessels is joined by the MSC Oliver, just two months after delivery of the Oscar
MSC Oliver joins the mega ship party

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) inaugurated the second of its mega vessels on 30th March in South Korea.

The MSC Oliver is one of the company’s 19,224 two vessels and has been readied just two months after the delivery of the MSC Oscar. The vessel was built at the DSME shipyard in Busan. 

The traditional breaking of the bottle of champagne was conducted in the presence of Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, who was representing both the Aponte family and the MSC Group. “MSC Oscar and MSC Oliver are ships in the same class – not only can they carry more containers but they are also greener and more fuel efficient than any other container ship we operate,” Vago said.

The MSC Oliver is the second in a total of twenty mega vessels expected to be delivered by the end of the year. It will go into the Albatross Service, which operates between Asia-Europe, later in the week. 


by Laura Stackhouse Editor

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