MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) is a private, family-owned shipping company based in Switzerland. It is one of the largest container shipping companies in the world.
MSC was founded in 1970 by Gianluigi Aponte, an Italian businessman, and his wife Rafaela. Over the years, the Aponte family has retained full ownership and control of MSC. Gianluigi Aponte serves as the company’s founder and executive chairman, and his son Diego Aponte is the President and CEO of MSC Group.
The Aponte family’s ownership and management have been instrumental in MSC’s significant growth and global expansion. The company operates an extensive network of container vessels, and its services cover major trade routes worldwide, making it a key player in the international shipping industry.