Malta (PortSEurope) October 9, 2017 – Malta Freeport has launched a weekly service connecting Malta with ports in Argentina and Brazil.
The service will call at Itajai, Itapoa, Itaguai, Rio Grande, Salvador and Santos ports (all Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). It will feature container ships by CMA CGM, Hamburg Sud and Maersk Line.
Malta Freeport has been investing in reefer facilities, and from December will received refrigerated containers of mainly frozen cargo.
Malta Freeport CEO Alex Montebello said, “Food importers stand to gain enormously from the Sirius Service, since vessels calling at the Freeport will offer considerable capacity for refrigerated containers, and it will also provide new trading opportunities for other Maltese entrepreneurs.”
Since its establishment in 1988, Malta Freeport has registered remarkable growth and is now a major transhipment port in the Mediterranean region enjoying positive international recognition with global carriers as a reliable and credible port. Malta Freeport Terminals amalgamates the activities of container handling and industrial storage.
Malta Freeport focuses on the hub concept, whereby cargo is discharged from large mother vessels and relayed to a network of regional ports by feeder vessels. Around 96% of Malta Freeport’s container traffic is transhipment business. The logistic concept offers various benefits for Malta Freeport’s clients, including fewer mainline port calls, reduced voyage times through minimal diversions and shorter transit times thus enabling them to concentrate on profitable voyage legs.
In 2016, Malta Freeport handled 3.08 million TEUs.
Source: Malta Freeport
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