COLUMBIA, SC – February 10, 2022 – MSC USA, the American freight forwarding arm of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a global leader in transportation and logistics, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The company will invest over $13.7 million and create 135 new jobs, expanding its local footprint to a total of over 500 employees.
Located at 700 Watermark Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, MSC is adding 25,000 square feet adjacent to the existing building and moving corporate functions from its northeast headquarters to complement local expansion.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Switzerland, MSC has 524 offices in 155 countries and more than 100,000 employees worldwide. MSC USA opened in 1985 and has served the US market for over 35 years. With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources that spans the globe, MSC’s shipping line navigates over 230 trade routes, calling at more than 500 ports.
The expansion is expected to be complete in 2023. Those interested in joining the MSC USA team should visit the company’s careers page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved employment development credits related to the project. The council also awarded Charleston County a $1.2 million grant to help with site preparation and building construction costs.
“Our Mount Pleasant branch, like many other MSC USA branches in the United States, is set to grow exponentially. The decision to expand into the region is a testament to Charleston County’s exceptional talent and resources. We would like to thank Charleston County Economic Development, alongside the State of South Carolina, its Governor, and the Mayor of Mount Pleasant for their community and business-friendly policies, which have enabled MSC USA to develop and prosper locally. We welcome the opportunity to attract more talent to Mount Pleasant by continuing to invest in our workforce there. – Fabio Santucci, President and CEO of MSC USA
“When a world-class company like MSC USA expands its presence in South Carolina, it further proves to the world that South Carolina’s ports offer businesses unparalleled global connectivity. We congratulate MSC USA’s continued growth in Charleston County, and look forward to many more years of their continued success. -Governor. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has earned a reputation as a place that excels in manufacturing a variety of complex products. And, an essential factor in boasting of having a diverse and thriving economy is the ability to transport products efficiently and effectively. MSC USA’s latest expansion is further proof that our state has the business climate and logistical capabilities businesses are looking for. -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“MSC USA has operated in Charleston for nearly three decades, and their economic impact on our community is profound. The addition of new capacity to their Mount Pleasant headquarters signals another vote of confidence from MSC in the Port, our skilled workforce and the strong fundamentals of the Charleston area’s business climate. – Teddie Pryor, Charleston County Council President
“South Carolina Ports congratulates MSC on its growth from humble beginnings to this year becoming the largest container line in the world. We are proud to play a small but growing role in this great achievement. MSC is one of our longtime partners in facilitating international trade. As one of the top 10 container ports in the United States, South Carolina Ports looks forward to continued success and growth with MSC.” -Jim Newsome, President and CEO of SC Ports
Posted: February 15, 2022
Source: South Carolina Governor’s Office