Signature of the contracts
20 January 2020

Shipbuilding contracts

Shipbuilding contracts between the MSC Group and the Chantiers de l'Atlantique, in the presence of the French Prime Minister : "We chose France because France has very advanced technology", the Group Chairman of the Mediterranean Shipping Company said.
 
Shipbuilding contracts between the MSC Group and the Chantiers de l'Atlantique


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"We chose France because France has very advanced technology". Gianluigi Aponte, Group Chairman of the Mediterranean Shipping Company.

"They have a highly specialised workforce that has continued to evolve very positively over the years, and which has enabled us to create these vessels."

"We think that France has an extremely high technological level and that this is certainly the best shipyard in Europe, and perhaps in the world, to build this type of ship."

2 billion euros of investment in France

2,400 jobs over 3 years

"It isn’t every day that contracts of such importance – to the French economy and the future of our territories alike – are signed." Édouard Philippe, France's Prime Minister.