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MSC Crowned ‘Best Shipping Line – Asia - Africa’ for the Fourth Time at AFLAS

November 4, 2023
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MSC Crowned ‘Best Shipping Line – Asia - Africa’ for the Fourth Time at AFLAS

Geneva - MSC, the world leader in container shipping and logistics, has once again been crowned the ‘Best Shipping Line – Asia - Africa’ at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards. The fourth time that MSC bagged the accolade after the wins in 2019, 2020 and 2022, this victory in 2023 reaffirms the continuous strong performance in connecting Asia and Africa. In 2021, MSC emerged as the winner for the ‘Best Shipping Line – Asia - Europe’ award category.

New and Enhanced Services to Serve our Customers Better
With two robust services providing direct connections, MSC has been connecting the two continents seamlessly through its Africa Express and Ingwe service. To help customers overcome ongoing industry challenges, and to bring them outstanding and reliable coverage, they also continuously developed new and enhanced services to serve them better. For instance, Africa Express service has been upgraded with a new direct call at Abidjan, providing exchange directly and quickly with major markets in Asia such as China. By dropping Colombo call on Africa Express and Ingwe service, they have also managed to shorten the transit time by 2 days to the first POD call.

Recently, MSC also reinforced its continuous investment in Africa with AGL (Africa Global Logistics) to provide multimodal solutions from warehousing and cold storage to other logistics solutions. Leveraging its thriving logistics footprint in Africa, AGL also supports with productive maritime container terminals, as well as efficient multipurpose terminals and rail operations.

A Testament to Our Customers’ Confidence and Satisfaction in MSC
Gilbert Cappellini, MSC Vice President (Liner- Asia), said “As an industry, we were faced with various global challenges in the past year, from port congestions to economic slowdown. At MSC, we remained steadfast in understanding our customers’ unique shipping needs and in adapting to the industry conditions to help them overcome these challenges. This award is a testament to our customers’ confidence and satisfaction in our solutions, services and our ongoing partnership with them. We are beyond honoured and will remain committed to serving them even better.”

Hosted and organised annually by Asia Cargo News, the nominations and results of AFLAS are based on votes by shippers, customers, industry stakeholders, as well as readers and subscribers of the news platform. The award presentation was held in Singapore on 28 September 2023

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