MSS to begin direct cargo service between Singapore and the Maldives as well as Malaysia and the Maldives. Maldives State Shipping (MSS) is gearing up to provide direct cargo service between Singapore and the Maldives.
The cargo is starting with the new vessel of MSS, MSS Graphene. The vessel is expected to be delivered to the Maldives in July and will start shipping operations from Malaysia and Singapore. MSS’s maiden ship, the MSS Galena, has been sailing between the Maldives and Colombo. MSS Galena is, in fact, the company’s only vessel under International Safety Management (ISM).
MSS has progressed and expanded its logistics company in the short time period since its foundation in 2020. MSS Managing Director, Captain Abdullah Saeed has stated that they will continue to expand their business and that they have chosen Singapore Port and Port Klang, Malaysia as their next trading area. He further highlighted that with this commencement, cargo from China, Thailand, and Indonesia will be directed to Singapore or Malaysian ports instead of transported to Srilanka, making the shipment arrival time faster and the process easier.
According to the Managing Director, they have further plans to expand their direct cargo service to the Middle East ports in near future. MSS to begin direct cargo service between Singapore and the Maldives, as well as between Malaysia and the Maldives.
The company initially started with a chartered vessel and later bought its own vessel in November 2021, the MSS Galena, a multipurpose container vessel with 580 TEUs as capacity. The vessel runs a regular schedule between Male to Colombo with the company making prior notices of its arrival and departure each time.
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The purchase of MSS Graphene was announced earlier this month with employment opportunities in the vessel opened shortly after. The positions announced include Master, Engineering positions, Electricians, Chefs, Seamen, Mess boys, Oilers, and Welders.
With more employees and bigger future plans, the company will also focus on providing more services. The current services of MSS include; Freight Forwarding, Feeder Operations, Liner Service, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier Operations, and Ship Agency Service. These services are available from key ports of the Asian and Gulf region.