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Malta Freeport

Strategically positioned in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea

Established in 1988, Malta Freeport operates in a free zone. In 2004 Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd awarded a concession to operate and further develop all existing facilities that include warehousing facilities, yard storage area including reefer plugs, berthing facilities, Quay side post-panamax gantry cranes and sufficient back up shore equipment.

The port of Marsaxlokk is strategically positioned in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea offering unrivalled opportunities to service the whole range of Mediterranean ports from one location.

Malta as a member of the EU with deep water drafts in the port of Marsaxlokk advantageously positions the island to offer the global and regional carriers the potential to take advantage of the ‘hub and spoke transhipment strategy’ of containers from/to all the major trade lanes.

W.J.Parnis England has a dedicated team that has gained more then 20 years experience in handling the full cycle of handling both local and transhipment cargo. Our experience includes handling containers as well as combing sea to air or sea to if required. The improved faster, efficient and effective transport possibilities on the island can radically improve the end to end supply chain using the facilities and connectivity.

Malta’s key success factors include:
  • Ideal geographic location to connect Adriatic / Black Sea / North African /  West and East Mediterranean ports from a single location.
  • Connectivity enables balancing deficit/surplus of empty equipment.
  • Sizeable local market contributing higher rates then other direct Mediterranean ports.
  • Potential to improve yield per Teu adopting a ‘double dip’ strategy.
  • Low ‘hold to hold’ and port costs.
  • 48 Hours minimum connection time to connect transhipment cargo.
  • Flexible feeder network meeting changing demand/supply needs.
  • High productivity on both feeder and mainline vessels.
  • Stable cargo operations with good track record of no industrial port action.
  • Cargo operations possible 360 days 24/7.

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