MSC Container Tracking

Track up to 20 MSC container shipments for free

What are the best tools for MSC track and trace?

When it comes to MSC container tracking, you have options ranging from using spreadsheets from your freight forwarder to manually checking MSC's online cargo tracking portal, or leveraging unified visibility solutions for real-time supply chain insights.

Relying solely on spreadsheets or carrier-specific portals may hinder efficient shipment management or disrupt handling across different carriers and forwarders. Beacon’s cargo tracking solution, on the other hand, consolidates all shipment information into a single platform, enabling customized notifications for exceptions, detailed analysis of tracking milestones, and optimization of lead times to enhance overall supply chain performance.

About MSC

MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) was founded in 1970 by Gianluigi Aponte in Naples, Italy. MSC has since become one of the largest container shipping companies globally, with a vast fleet of nearly 800 vessels and extensive network. Today, MSC remains a private company, owned and operated by the Aponte family, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and continues to play a significant role in international maritime trade.

MSC Cargo Tracking FAQs

What is the SCAC code for MSC?

The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC code) for MSC is "MSCU."

What MSC tracking updates does Beacon provide?

Beacon provides a wide range of container tracking information for MSC shipments. Key milestones include: Gate in Full, Loaded at POL, Departure from POL, Arrival at POD, Discharged at POD and Gate out Full. Estimated dates and times are available for container arrivals and departures. Additional milestones allow you to track transshipments through intermediary ports. Information about the ports your containers are traveling to and vessels they are on are also available. 

How many container ships does MSC have?

As of 2024, MSC reports a fleet of approximately 800 container vessels.

What routes does MSC serve?

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) operates a global network of shipping routes connecting major ports across continents. They serve key routes including transatlantic voyages between Europe and North America, Asia-Europe routes, transpacific routes connecting Asia with North America, and intra-Asia routes. MSC also offers services to Africa, South America, and other regions, providing comprehensive coverage of international trade lanes.

Who owns MSC shipping?

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is privately owned by the Aponte family, specifically by Gianluigi Aponte and his family members.

How many containers can the MSC Oscar carry? 

MSC Oscar and its sister ships MSC Zoe and MSC Oliver have a maximum capacity of 19,224 TEU. At the time of construction, it was the largest container ship in the world although it has since been surpassed.