Mediterranean Shipping Company Starts New Service to Guinea-Bissau
The Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced a new fortnightly shipping service to and from Bissau, the capital of Guinea Bissau, in West Africa.
The route goes through Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, which is where the company’s transhipment hub is located. From there, connections are offered with the country’s main trade partners in Asia, Europe and South America’s East Coast. The trade line is active as of yesterday.
This shipment route will enhance MSC’s presence in West Africa, which expanded this year. MSC has been present in Africa since 1971 with their first ‘liner’ service between the Mediterranean and East Africa. Today, MSC operates almost 50 weekly ocean services connecting over 40 of Africa’s 54 countries, to the rest of the world, such as Togo. Shipping services in the region include trade services, dry cargo, project cargo, reefer cargo, and cross trading. MSC also offers inland and digital services.