Malta is a small island state in the middle of the Meditteranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 miles) South of Italy, 284 km (176 miles) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 miles) north of Libya. Its geographical position places Malta, ( the latter bearing a very well based hub for the maritime Industry), off the main Mediterranean sea-route between Gibraltar and the Suez Canal.
Malta’s Location has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, and a succession of powers, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French and British, have ruled the island. Malta’s position and disposition towards the marine related logistics have shaped the course of history in times of peril such as both the world wars and the more recent, the Libya crisis.
Today, Malta, is a Republic and an Independent Island State. It is an active member within the European Union and is also a recognised entity on an international scale. It is a low risk country which thrives on legal, political and economical stability.
Malta’s long and lasting relationship with the Maritime Industry was, and is still very much alive. This can be seen in its various and prosperous Shipping Services and the local well established services, which includes the Oilfield business, Cargo business and Transhipment.
In 1988, the Malta Freeport Terminals set its foundations and to –date the main Container Terminal allows the Container Lines using the facilities for their Transhipments operations which always brought forward the Terminal well based on the map of the Container Industry with its busy tasks and time efficient, mainly with the Major Lines using the Terminal Facilities & capable workmanship.
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