MSC Shipping Agency offers service to every destination in the world with high capacity container vessels operating on regular and direct routes.
Increased cargo volume and an expanding staff have prompted the agency to move to new offices in Izmir and Istanbul.
Arkas houses 39 companies and management units in its central office buildings located in Izmir and Istanbul. However, its rapidly increasing size has prompted some Arkas companies to relocate to other buildings.
MSC Shipping Agency has moved to new buildings to handle its increasing number of employees and business capacity and to maintain the quality of the services it offers. Arkas and MSC management perceive this change to be a positive development that will enable MSC Shipping Agency to develop its own corporate image. MSC Shipping Agency will continue to offer its services with nearly 450 employees at a new 1,900 square meter location at Izmir-Alsancak Kristal ?? Merkezi and a 3,000 square meter facility in Zincirlikuyu.
MSC - Istanbul
Furthermore, this is also an example of compliance with competition laws that have gone into force in the European Union which require corporations like Arkas that represent more than one shipping company to be in separate locations even if they are in the same building. MSC Shipping Agency, which has a goal of creating a superior and dependable work environment, can now provide exporters and importers with transportation solutions that feature more rapid and productive business procedures.
Together for 30 years
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which has been represented in Turkey by Arkas Shipping and Transport since 1978, has been continually expanding its transport service network for 30 years. The worlds number 2 shipping company MSC began providing service as MSC Shipping Agency in 1995 with a separate and autonomous structure within Arkas. MSC Shipping Agency currently offers direct and transfer routes from major Turkish ports like Istanbul (Marport and Y?lport), Izmir, Mersin, Bursa (Gemport and Borusan), Antalya and Trabzon. The company handled 926,434 TEU of export and import goods in 2007, while in the first 10 months of 2008 the company handled 779,588 TEU of goods, a 5 percent increase over the same period last year. MSC Shipping Agency offers the most direct service routes of any shipper in Turkey with 18 weekly direct service routes from Turkey to Northern Europe, the Far East, the Western Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Arkas and MSC also maintain partnership relationships with Marport and MSC Cruises.