On February 21 authorities of Malta Freeport announced that their terminals had been chosen for main transhipment hub in the Central Mediterranean by the 2 of the major alliances in the business.
The management of Malta Freeport is aware that the Ocean Three Alliance, composed of CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), and 2M Alliance, made up of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), have made this decision, because the Freeport's facilities offer to carriers all the necessary equipment and infrastructure to run their business as efficient as possible even when their largest vessels should be served.
Currently, Freeport offers 17 weekly marine services which are accompanied by an extensive number of weekly feedering services. Being able to provide connection to128 ports allover the globe, Malta Freeport offers incredible possibilities in export and import aspects and give the companies a chance to improve their competitiveness.
The first vessel which called at Malta Freeport, on February 20th, was MSC Capella, operated by 2M Alliance. The Ocean Three Alliance also has sent their vessels at Freeport - last week the containerships Xin Qin Huang Dao and CMA CGM Butterfly called the port simultaneously.
Xin Qin Huang Dao
CMA CGM Butterfly