Port inks extended contract with Mediterranean Shipping Co.

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While our state awaits news if the world's largest container shipper is really leaving, word has come that the world's second-largest, the Mediterranean Shipping Company, is extending its stay.

Read more stories on this subject in our port topic page.Here's some details from a press release:

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second-largest container carrier, have signed a new agreement for business in the Port of Charleston through 2017.

The extended agreement solidifies MSC’s place as one of the port’s largest customers and supports hundreds of high-paying jobs across the Charleston maritime community.

There's a couple of reports out there, but I'll point you to The Post and Courier.

The company also recently spent millions to expand its local offices.

I touched on this yesterday, but felt it deserved its own standalone mention.