MSS Welcomes First Ship, Commences New Era of Shipping in Maldives

Maldives State Shipping (MSS) has welcomed its very first vessel today (5th April), commencing the beginning of a new era of shipping in the Maldives.

The first vessel, MV. Iberian Express was welcomed with water salute as it docked at Male’ harbor.

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MSS previously stated that this vessel have the capacity to carry 700 containers including reefer containers as well.

Maldives State Shipping (MSS), is a new shipping and logistics company launched in 2020, offering an extensive liner shipping service both internationally and locally.

MSS’ liner services will be the gateway for efficient shipping solution in the Maldives. MSS’ regular, and reliable operation will lead to reduced freight costs, thereby lowering the prices of overall goods and services.

MSS is an initiative by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, to transform the Maldives economy to benefit both businesses and its citizens.

The Maldives has a proud history of once possessing the largest shipping fleet in the region. MSS’ current aim is to recreate once again and reclaim the title in the region successfully. Backed by a professional and experienced team, the focus will be to transform MSS into the pride of Maldives, the flag of Maldives once again flying proudly on vessels as they travel across the globe.

MSS is owned by State Trading Organization (STO), a successful state-owned public company in operation for over 50 years, with many thriving subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates under its umbrella.

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