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31 May 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:35 GMT+2

November 26, 2018

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Started the construction of MSC Seashore, the greatest cruise ship never realized in Italy

MSC Cruises has acquired a participation in Trieste Passenger terminal

Today in the ship yard of Monfalcone of the Fincantieri group the ceremony of the cut of the sheet of new cruise ship MSC Seashore of company MSC has been carried out Cruises, than - with a tonnage almost 170,000 tons - it will be most major unit from cruise never realized in Italy. The ship will be long 339 meters, will be equipped of 2.270 cabins and will be able to embark beyond 5.600 passengers with almost 1,700 people of crew.

MSC Cruises has remembered that the construction of the new ship involves for the company an investment almost a billion of euro and will demand beyond 10 million hours/job man, employing so until 4.000 people, investment that frames in a plan of the crocieristica company that previews the construction in Italy of eight ships with Fincantieri, of which two - MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview - already delivered in the course of last the 12 months, for a total expense pairs to about 5,5 billion euros. MSC Cruises has emphasized that the total economic fallen back one for Italy of this investment is pairs to about 14 billion.

Moreover, in occasion of the today's ceremony, MSC Cruises has announced of acquired possession recently a participation in Trieste Passenger terminal (TTP), the society that the terminal manages cruises of the port of Trieste, and has announced that beginning from the 2020 Trieste will become homeport of one of its ships.

"This ulterior investment in Italy with Fincantieri - it has evidenced the MSC executive chairman Cruises, Pierfrancesco Vago - not only testifies our continuous engagement to support of the shipbuilding one, but of the economy and tourism on all the Italian territory. With the class "Seaside", first I yield of ours partnership with Fincantieri, we have introduced on the market a new prototype, between advance of the field, that it has established from quickly new standards in the world-wide crocieristica. Now, with the ships "Seaside AGE", we still more anticipate a evolven and innovative version that heads to become the maximum expression of the Made in Italy in the world. The thousands of work force of the yard and the entire row of supplier, local and national companies, than by today to the spring of the 2021 will be employed for its realization, represents the best of knowing to make Italian in the section of the Economy Blue. We are indeed proud of being able to continue to collaborate with Fincantieri, being always found a partner in a position to at best interpreting the challenges that our company is set".

"The project of this ship - the managing director of Fincantieri has commented, Giuseppe Bono - is the perfect emblem of what it has become Fincantieri and of that the group represents today in the international panorama of the field and the entire industry. MSC Seashore, in fact, is thought in order to astound: in the first place for its dimensions, it will be clearly the larger ship never realized in Italy, giving to us the opportunity to ulteriorly elevate our managerial standards, but also for a technological level of absolute excellence, a prototype that we have developed basing to us on an one of a kind platform and of enormous success, as is demonstrating of being the class "Seaside". To all this it goes added the great pride to contribute to the MSC increase Cruises, a society that is being asserted as one of the greater operators of the market".

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