MSC is an expert in cotton transportation in Africa


Cotton is the most commonly used natural fibre across the globe. In 2019/20 alone, there were around 122 million bales produced. African cotton accounts for 15% of global production, and cotton produced in West Africa is approximately three-quarters of the total African production. Cotton in Africa is mostly grown by smallholder farmers, and harvested by hand, to preserve the integrity of the fibres. Major exporters in Africa include Benin, Mali, the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

MSC connects African exporters with the biggest import markets, mostly located in Asia and South-East Asia. Notably, it ensures strong links with Bangladesh, the worlds largest importer of cotton.

MSC has had a strong presence in Africa since 1970, and the area continues to be a key area for its business. The shipping line operates in these markets as a major market transporter of cotton and considers it an integral piece of its services in the region, supporting both intra-Africa and international trade.

Working together with its subsidiary MEDLOG, MSC operates door-to-door intermodal solutions with dedicated depots and warehouses along the way, ensuring the best conditions possible and maintaining the integrity of the fibre.

MSC transports almost every conceivable type of cargo to destinations all around the globe. Its teams have accumulated both local experience and commodity-specific expertise in how to handle goods, along with a comprehensive knowledge of global port operations.

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