Giuseppe Messina, after a good deal of experiences as shipowner, moves to Genoa and entrusts his businness to his firstborn Ignazio, who starts up operating regular lines with own Italian flag tonnage. In 1929 the new style of the Company is "Ignazio Messina & C.". The efficent services performed in North Africa gain recognition throughout the shipping world to the extent that the Line is awarded the "Mail Pennant".
Messina Line approaches the Coast of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia and East Africa and albeit its fleet is almost destroyed during the war, extends the links to Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Egypt and West Africa.
The businness activity is transformed from a traditional conventional shipowner into a carrier specialising in ro-ro container sevices. During the closure of the Suez Canal Messina ships are the only ones flying the Italian flag to offer a liner service to East Africa and Red Sea.
A Messina ship is the first to cross the reopened Suez Canal and to start a container service to the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf, later on extended to India, Pakistan and South Africa.
Track & Trace System
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Real ocean freight transit time
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Sea Lines Explorer
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Container Terminals Explorer
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