Freeport, Malta (PortSEurope) October 8, 2019 – Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd has reported that it has officially been awarded ISO 45001, which is the highest standard to operate an integrated Health & Safety and Environmental Management System that conforms with, and is certified to international standards.
This shows the Freeport’s ongoing commitment to following the highest standard in this area. This system, which replaces OHSAS 18001 and follows a migration process that started in July 2019, makes it easier to implement and integrate to a management system, giving increased value for users.
Malta Freeport focuses on the ‘hub’ concept, whereby cargo is discharged from large mother vessels and relayed to a network of regional ports by regular and frequent feeder vessels. Around 96 per cent 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 2018, Malta Freeport Terminals handled 3.31 million TEUs. As one of the Mediterranean’s key transhipment ports Malta Freeport represents a strategic platform for the shipping lines that have chosen it as their Mediterranean hub port being located at the crossroads of some of the world’s greatest shipping routes and in the heart of the Europe/Maghreb/Middle East triangle.
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