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Malta airport grounds could see major transformation

Airline cargo may be transferred to the Freeport through a dedicated link in the future as government considers options to develop the aviation sector around the airport. But that is just one of many ideas that are currently being evaluated as part of an airport masterplan being drawn up by Malta Industrial Parks Ltd (MIP), [...]

OK Google, Welcome to Logistics

In today’s business world, everyone is everything. Industries are so interconnected that being part of one requires you to be a part of many others. Take Amazon, for example: as we’ve written before, the e-commerce giant is also a growing logistics player … and they’re becoming a search engine as well. The same is true [...]

Evolving freight forwarders remain optimistic

A white paper entitled The Evolving Freight Forwarding Market (2018) and based on 50 responses to a survey carried out by logistics research and consultancy firm  Logistics Trends & Insights (LTI) in April reveals a great deal of optimism among the forwarding community – in spite of questions of viability in the face of rapid [...]

Exports down, imports up in February

Trade deficit up €45m compared to February 2016 Imports increased by €19.7 million, while exports decreased by €25.7 million, in February, the National Statistics Office reported on Monday. The increase in the value of imports was primarily from mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (€45.1 million), and was partly outweighed by a decrease of €33.9 [...]

Malta Freeport gearing up for future challenges

Malta Freeport Terminals handled a record 3.15 million containers in 2017 as it continued to consolidate its position as a leading transhipment hub in the Mediterraneanin. Twenty weekly mainline services now call at the Freeport, which recently added important strategic routes to India and Brazil to its growing list of serviced ports. This means that clients [...]

€15 million pharma plant to open in Malta in 2019

The new company will initially employ 60 people Global pharmaceuticals company Cetic is planning to set up a €15 million plant in Malta by not later than 2019, creating 60 jobs, Economic Services Minister Chris Cardona announced Tuesday. The announcement was made during the signing of a letter of intent between the company,  Malta Enterprise and [...]

Cargo megaship is the largest-ever vessel to visit Malta

A container ship that is four football pitches long has become the largest-ever vessel to visit Malta. The Munich Maersk is 399 metres long and 58.6 metres wide, with a maximum capacity of 20,568 TEU containers. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in Korea, it was delivered to Maersk this past June. The massive ship sailed [...]

New India connection for Freeport provides ‘unprecedented opportunities’

Service operated by three of the world’s largest shipping lines   Malta Freeport Terminals has added a new weekly service to its thriving operations which links major ports in India, Pakistan, Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf. The service, known as ‘IndaMed’, is operated by three of the world’s largest shipping lines: CMA CGM, APL [...]

The Ocean Alliance chooses Malta Freeport as their central Mediterranean transhipment hub

After months of transformation in the form of mergers and acquisitions, eleven of the world’s largest container shipping lines have come together into three new alliances - The Ocean Alliance, 2M and The Alliance. These new alliances have set sail on 1st April. Malta Freeport Terminals (MFT) is proud to have roped in the Ocean Alliance [...]

Customs to launch new clearance system. Paper-free environment planned by 2020

The Customs Department will be deploying a new system for the clearance of goods on July 31. The department said it had been feeling the need for the investment, since maintaining and upgrading the current aging system had become “precarious, complicated and too costly”. The project was entrusted to government agency MITA and several meetings [...]