The Maldives as a nation has a proud history of possessing the largest shipping fleet in the region. Maldives State Shipping (MSS) is reclaiming the title once again, with three years of illustrious service now under its belt.
Backed by a professional and experienced team along with multiple vessels, MSS offers an extensive international liner shipping service with a mission to simplify trade and transform the Maldivian economy to benefit both businesses and its citizens.
In the early days of its operations, MSS had chartered the Ibrerian Express, a container carrier sailing under the flag of Gibraltar. With a cargo capacity of 1118 containers, this vessel was utilized by MSS between March 2020 and July 2021.
MSS was also utilizing the Bonthi II from November 2020. Before its offloading, this vessel was utilized as the first cargo ferry link between Addu, Huvadhoo and Tuticorin, India. With a deadweight of 4,106 tonnes, the Bonthi II boasted an overall length of 86.30 metres, a moulded breadth of 14.50 metres and moulded depth of 8.80 metres.
The MSS Galena is the first vessel purchased by MSS. It made its maiden call at Maldives Ports Limited in late November 2021. With a cargo capacity of 680 containers, this vessel is poised to enhance direct shipping services between Maldives and Sri Lanka.
The second vessel to be registered under the company, MSS Chrome is the largest to ever fly the Maldivian flag. The vessel has the capacity to carry 43,929 tons of cargo, and is 190 meters long and over 16 meters high. According to MSS, the main purpose of acquiring this bulk carrier for its fleet is to import construction materials at an affordable rate.
Lastly, the MSS Graphene was the third vessel to be acquired by MSS. With its 680 TEU capacity on board, this glorious addition to the fleet facilitates direct cargo service between Maldives, Singapore & Malaysia.