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Valletta

Valletta is the capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, a member of the European Union. The Port of Valletta, a natural deep-water harbour, extends for about 3.6 kilometres inland. Its two-arm breakwater renders it a safe, all-weather port throughout the year, open on a 24 hour basis, although entrance may be restricted during strong Easterly winds. The Port of Valletta is a multi-purpose port equipped to offer a large spectrum of maritime services. Companies operating at the port include Palumbo Shipyards and MMH Malta Ltd. It is also the location of Valletta Cruise Port.

European Commission announces seaport investments, CEF

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) July 18, 2024 – The European Commission has selected 134 transport projects to receive over €7 billion through the...

Valletta Cruise Port introduces dockside power supply

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) July 11, 2024 – Following an eight-month trial period, dockside power supply has been inaugurated at Valletta Cruise Port....

MSC World Europa uses dockside power supply in Valletta

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) December 19, 2023 – MSC Cruises’ MSC World Europa ship has successfully used shore-supplied power (OPS –...

Malta’s Valletta Cruise Port inaugurates “cold ironing”

València, Spain (Ports Europe) December 4, 2023 – Valletta Cruise Port has inaugurated “cold ironing” with electricity supplied to a docked...

Spain: Total TEU handled by port – Jan-May 2023

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) June 27, 2023 – In January-May 2023, Spanish state ports handled 6.69 million containers (TEU), down -8.3% on the same period...

Global Ports Holdings see recovery in cruise passenger numbers

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 12, 2023 – In the first quarter of 2023, Global Ports Holding (GPH) recorded 2.48 million passengers, an increase of...

Malta sees cruise passengers up 185% in Q1 2023

València, Spain (Ports Europe) May 4, 2023 – Malta welcomed 71,986 cruise ships passengers in Q1 2023, up +185% on 25,198 in the same period of 2022....

MSC container service links Malta Freeport with India

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) January 31, 2023 – MSC has launched the new India-West Med Service which links Malta Freeport with India. The new service...

Global Ports Holding receives sustainability award

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) June 16, 2022 – Global Ports Holding Plc, the world’s largest cruise port operator, said that Stephen Xuereb, COO of...

Global Ports Holding – Cruise terminal statistics – March 2022

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 12, 2022 – Global Ports Holding (GPH) has reported cruise terminal statistics for March 2022 which shows a sharp...

Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 ends in Miami

Miami, United States (PortSEurope) April 29, 2022 – The four-day Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 event has closed in Miami with visitors showing a positive...

Ponte Ferries to operate ferry concession at Port of Augusta

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) February 23, 2022 – The Port of Augusta in Sicily has issued a concession to operate a high-speed ferry service between...

Global Ports Holding publishes cruise port passenger numbers for 2021

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) January 19, 2022 – Global Ports Holding has published 2021 passenger numbers for the cruise ports of Ege (Turkey),...

Infrastructure Malta reached the halfway mark of the first phase of the Grand Harbour Clean Air Project

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) January 11, 2022 – Infrastructure Malta has reached the halfway mark of the first phase of the Grand Harbour Clean Air...

Proposed fast catamaran service between Malta and the Sicilian port of Augusta delayed

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) August 25, 2021 – A proposed fast catamaran service between Valletta in Malta and the Sicilian port of Augusta has...

Malta announces plan to develop Grand Harbour

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) August 9, 2021 – Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg has presented the government’s proposals to regenerate the Grand...

Malta: Total cruise passenger traffic during the second quarter of 2021 amounted to 23,437

During the second quarter of 2021, there were 19 cruise liner calls in Malta. Transit passengers accounted for the absolute majority of total traffic, reaching...

SAXO Bank Chief Economist optimistic for recovery in Malta’s Trade, Transport and Tourism

Steen Jakobsen, the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Economist of SAXO Bank expressed himself more than optimistic about Malta’s prospects for economic...

Cavotec wins Malta Valletta Grand Harbour clean energy contract

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) May 18, 2021 – Nidec ASI has awarded a contract to Cavotec to provide its ShorePower technology to five cruise liner...

Grimaldi Group strengthens its presence in Malta

Naples, 6th of April 2021 In recent months, the Naples-based Grimaldi Group has proceeded to significantly strengthen its presence in Malta through various...

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