Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is entering the deepsea roro space, with a new dedicated service from Europe to West Africa.
Best known for its box and cruise business, MSC will kick off its new roro business on February 19 with a debut sailing out of Le Havre.
The two ships used on the new service – MSC Immacolata and MSC Cristiana – have just come out of charters with Grimaldi.
The fortnightly service will call Le Havre, Antwerp, Dakar, Conakry, Abidjan, Le Havre.
“In addition to rolling or wheeled cargo this new service offering will have the flexibility to cover a range of out-of-gauge and breakbulk cargo, which will be typically large, heavy pieces, or critical equipment for specific projects,” MSC stated in a release.