The largest bulk carrier owned by Maldives State Shipping (MSS) has made her maiden call at the Male’ Port.
The bulk carrier, MSS Chrome, was purchased by the national shipping line to import construction materials to the Maldives. MSS Chrome is the largest vessel to bear the Maldivian flag.
MSS Chrome made her maiden call at the Male’ Port on June 7, with 23 crew members and 41,500 tonnes of cargo. The vessel was welcomed with a water salute at the port.
MSS Chrome is the second vessel to be registered under MSS. The company bought its first vessel, MSS Galena, last year. Prior to the purchase of its own vessels, MSS had been importing cargo on chartered vessels.
MSS is a subsidiary company of State Trading Company (STO) which was established to reduce the price of goods imported into the country. The company began its services in April 2020.