Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will focus on investing in port infrastructure, services, logistics and its staff in West Africa. The decision to invest in the region is premised on the fact that the company views the West African market as a very important one.
Speaking at the 10th Anniversary celebration of MSC Ghana, Vice President of MSC West Africa and Board Chairman of MSC Ghana, Captain Mikhele Lauro, said “We will continue to invest in the region because the region is an important market and has a great growth potential.
Captain Lauro announced that the company as part of its target for 2018, particularly in Ghana, will build its own office complex in Tema.
This, according to him, is to offer the company’s staff in Ghana a new experience in the working environment to propel them to achieve more. The main goal and objective, he noted, is to position MSC as the market leader in Ghana.
Managing Director of MSC Ghana, James Kay, catalogued the entry of the company into the Ghanaian market in 1998 and eventually stood on its own in 2007. He noted that the company, which started with a small team 10 years ago, has increased in size and strength through the support of the Ghanaian people.
“The results in extra capacity allowed us to contribute further to growth of our clients,” he noted. Mr. Kay further intimated that the company will continue to fashion out products that suit the needs of their clients as an industry leader in the country.
He praised the collaborative efforts of other stakeholders including the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), the Ghana Shippers’ Authority and the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders, among others, whose contributions over the years have spurred the company on to higher heights.