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Freeport handles record 3.31m containers in 2018

Date: 31/01/2019

Ambitious investment to reach four million this year

Malta Freeport Terminals handled a record 3.31 million containers in 2018 and will be aiming to surpass the four million mark this year. 

More than 2,200 vessels called at the Freeport over the past 12 months, the company said in a statement. 

This week alone, the Freeport shifted over 8,000 containers on a single ship, with five tall cranes deployed on the 398-metre-long APL Changi, which was built in 2013 by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and carries more than 17,000 containers, to enable workers to perform the feat.

Malta Freeport Terminals CEO Alex Montebello said: “We have big plans for the coming year that will equip us with the capability to deal with extraordinary container volumes and boost operational efficiency to a level we have not previously witnessed.

“This will require more investment and dedication from our committed personnel – without whom the progress we’ve registered would not have been possible – but we are all determined to take the Freeport to the next level and enhance its reputation as one of the region’s go-to transshipment hubs.”

Source: Times of Malta

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