Malta Freeport

Local Shipping – Damen built workboat MFC 1

One of the Damen built vessels trading at Malta was the 1974 built Damen Pushy-Cat 46 workboat HAM 774 for the Dutch dredging company HAM (Hollandsche Aannemings Maatschappij). During the 90’s she was seen at Malta with a HAM dredger and was lifted on her hard at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY). She was 14.45 …

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Containers – Hapag Lloyd scraps further LNG retrofitting of vessels – 01.10.2021

Retrofitting vessels to sail on LNG turned out to be more costly than expected for Hapag-Lloyd, which has shelved its plans for more retrofits. The outlook for LNG in the shipping industry has changed, says CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. Container Ship NINGBO EXPRESS berthed at Terminal 2, Malta Freeport back to 21st August, 2021. Back …

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CMA CGM News – Launching INDAMEX 2 connecting the Indian Subcontinent with the US East Coast from 25.10.2021

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the launch of the INDAMEX 2, a complementary service to the current INDAMEX, offering optimized connections to/from the INDIAN SUBCONTINENT and the US EAST COAST. With this new loop, CMA CGM strengthens its service offer on the trade in order to match customers’ strong demand. 8 vessels will be deployed …

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Breaking Up – 1995 built container ship BUNGA PELANGI DUA – 2012

On Monday 16th July, 2012 the 1995 South Korean built container ship BUNGA PELANGI DUA was broken up at Alang, India. She was built at¬†Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI) at Seoul in South Korea as Yard No 919. She was 275.1m long with 37.19 m beam. Homeported at Port Kelang, Malaysia (MYS Flag) with …

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Containers – 223 m ship MAERSK BINTAN.

One of the South Korean built vessels for Maersk is the 2008 built 35,835 GRT container ship MAERSK BINTAN. She was built in South Korea by Hanjin Heavy Industries Co Ltd at Busan and her carrying capacity is 3,194 TEU. She’s 223.5 meters long with 32.2 meters beam. From 2008 to 2015 she was homeported …

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RoRo Vessels – JOLLY EXPRESS

An interesting roro vessels operating in the Mediterranean Sea is the 1999 built JOLLY EXPRESS. Seen for the first time in November, 2020 where she uplifted bunkers at Bunkering Area 3 East, Malta she’s operating between Tunis, Naples and Gioia Tauro of which she’s calling at Malta Freeport too. She was built at South Korea …

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Heavy Lift – TASMANIC WINTER loading RTG’s in Malta to Cameroon – April 2021

On the third week of April, 2021 the 2012 built MPP TASMANIC WINTER entered Marsaxlokk Harbour to berth at Malta Freeport Terminal 1 West Quay. Her port of call reason was to load 5 RTG’S (Rubber Tyre Gantry Crane) as a deck cargo but due to strong wing operations took long. In fact she was …

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CMA CGM News – Cargo from/to North Europe to/from the Mediterranean & Black Sea from 01.06.2021

Considering current steady volumes amplified with substantially increased system costs, CMA CGM revises its Peak Season Surcharge: This PSS will apply as follows: Origin/Destination : From/to all North/West European ports to/from the Mediterranean (including all Morocco ports) & Black Sea Cargo : all types Amounts USD 300/EUR 300/GBP 300 per 20′ | USD 600/EUR 600/GBP 600 per 40′ …

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CMA CGM News – Overweight Surcharge (OWS) from the Mediterranean to the US Gulf & Mexico East Coast from 20.05.2021

In a continued effort to provide its customers with reliable and efficient services, CMA CGM informs of the following Overweight Surcharge: Effective May 20th, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports): From Mediterranean ports excluding Bilbao, Vigo, Gijon, Alexandria, Damietta To the US Gulf & Mexico East Coast (Altamira, Veracruz) Cargo: 20′ Dry containers …

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Bunkering – Tanker ADELIA

One of the bunkering tankers operating around the Maltese Islands is the 2010 built tanker ADELIA. She was built in China by Sopo Shipyard at Zhenjiang as MARILENA II for Pearl Prosperity with Marshall Islands Flag (MHL) and renamed to ADELIA in November 2013. She was first seen in Malta in 2019 of which during …

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