409, 2019

COSCO buys big stake in Italian terminal

  Not far from an abandoned industrial site with rusted metals reminiscent of its manufacturing past, the port of Vado Ligure carries the promise of the Italian city’s future. Neighboring an old reefer terminal that [...]

608, 2019

Hauliers still in the dark over post-Brexit plans, says FTA

Government plans to strengthen compliance with Operation Brock – the queuing system to be introduced for lorries in Kent in the event of a No Deal Brexit – will put the responsibility for having the [...]

1807, 2019

China signs BRI deals with 18 Arabian countries

China has signed cooperation documents on jointly building the Belt and Road with 18 Arabian countries, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday, July 12. China-Arab joint efforts to push forward cooperation on the Belt [...]

406, 2019

DP World, SMS Aim to Revolutionize Global Port Logistics

An international joint-venture formed by Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS group will revolutionize the way that containers are handled in ports. A new and intelligent storing system will [...]

3101, 2019

Palumbo Superyachts Malta travel lift proceeds beyond expectations

The travel lift installed few months ago within the superyachts village proceeds beyond expectations. In addition to a high demand for maintenance and stopover from the yachts, several requests have been received from tugboats for [...]

1001, 2019

COSCO, HIT, ACT & MTL enter into a Hong Kong Seaport agreement

Enhance competitiveness of the Terminals Further strengthen Hong Kong as an International Shipping Hub   Hong Kong – 9 January 2019 – COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (”COSCO SHIPPING Ports” or “CSP”) today announced that COSCO-HIT Terminals [...]

1911, 2018

The Malta Blockchain Summit lived up to its expectations with an incredible 8,500 turnout.

Malta and Blockchain In October 2008, an anonymous developer under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto released a paper called 'Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System' and the Bitcoin network was created as Nakamoto mined its first [...]

3108, 2018

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 [...]

308, 2018

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 [...]

2806, 2018

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 [...]

2004, 2018

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 [...]

1704, 2018

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 [...]

501, 2018

€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 [...]

3108, 2017

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 [...]

2607, 2017

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 [...]

1606, 2017

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 [...]

906, 2017

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 [...]

1004, 2017

Smaller forwarders can score in post-Brexit integrators-independents battle

Smaller forwarders are best placed to remove customer headaches that will accompany Brexit, as expected supply chain disruptions are likely to be accompanied by increased demand for express and expedited logistics services. That’s the view [...]

2103, 2017

US forwarder offered ‘personal shopper’ service to evade tough export regulations

US exporters and their freight forwarders are likely to come under increased regulatory scrutiny after Florida-based freight forwarder Access USA Shipping confessed to export violations. The company ordered to pay $27m in fines following an [...]

903, 2017

Why automation alone won’t kill the freight forwarder says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reacted to speculation that Amazon and Uber may be about to launch their own global freight brokerage businesses. BIFA director general Robert Keen underlined “the vastly challenging and [...]

703, 2017

PODCAST: the role of freight forwarders in cross-border e-commerce supply chains

By Gavin van Marle06/03/2017 This week's Loadstar Podcast looks at the central role freight forwarders will continue to play in global supply chains, despite the transformation currently sweeping the industry with the surge in e-commerce [...]

103, 2017

The Benefits of Choosing an Independent Freight Forwarder

What is an independent freight forwarder? An independent freight forwarder is not part of “multinationals” or “global freight forwarders.” They have their own offices, which they do not typically own worldwide, but do business with [...]

2702, 2017

Freight forwarding industry bears $500m bill for ocean rate processing

The global freight forwarding community could be incurring as much as $500m in costs a year to receive and process carrier freight rates, according to a report by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. While Drewry found [...]

702, 2017

Cloud Competing: Small forwarders embrace virtual IT to survive

It’s late afternoon on a Thursday and the weather report keeps getting angrier. Wind speeds are increasing, the rain is pounding the doors of your distribution center and there’s talk of a storm surge to [...]

602, 2017

Forwarder fightback against ‘death threats’ from online freight marketplaces

Another day, another headline: Forwarders under threat! Death of the Middleman! Automate or the industry won’t need you! It’s not the kind of Monday motivation we look for. But it’s true, we should be worried. [...]

1201, 2017

WCA and alibaba.com collaborate on cross-border e-commerce shipments

Logistics network WCA and e-tailer Alibaba.com have signed a co-operation agreement that will see approved WCA member companies integrated into the Alibaba.com logistics platform for cross-border e-commerce shipments. WCA, the independent freight forwarder alliance, will [...]

610, 2016

Secretary Zhang Yanming Met with John Zerafa, International Business Development Advisor of Henan Hangang Holdings Group

On the morning of Sept. 14, Zhang Yanming, the member of Standing Committee of CPC Zhengzhou Municipal Party Committee and secretary of Party Working Committee of Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (ZAEZ) met with John Zerafa, [...]

410, 2016

Hangang Holdings Group

What differentiates FreightZone is its unique presence in China. As a European company, FreightZone has along the years engaged itself into Advisory Projects related to the “Supply Chain Industry”.  The company has an in-depth knowledge [...]

1808, 2016

Seafood – Logistics project

FreightZone Logistics Malta nominated by a Chinese consortium to conduct research, trends, e-commerce, on Seafood consumption in China 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r8pcIvaVjg

2603, 2016

New website launched

Frightzone is proud to announce the launch of a newly redeveloped website. The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content. We welcome you to our new online presence. We [...]