The Malta Freeport is a custom-free zone covering an area of 35 hectares of land located around a developed harbour in the southern part of the island. Being strategically located on the main trade routes in the Mediterranean between Gibraltar and the Suez Canal with minimal diversion distances, it is increasingly becoming an important node for international business, linking markets across continents. Indeed, the Freeport’s strategic location offers several advantages including all year favourable weather conditions, an easily accessible port entrance, reduced voyage times through minimal diversions and shorter transit times by switching east-and-west-bound services over at the Freeport.
The Freeport Terminal in Marsaxlokk, which incepted its operations in 1988, has been constantly developed and has now established itself as a major maritime hub in the Mediterranean. This port enjoys enormous facilities including two terminals measuring over 2,500 metres, a roro berth, 23 gantry cranes, a distripark and an oil terminal.
Bianchi Shipping offers the complete service to relay the containers to final destination. This includes ship handling, documentation, supervision of operation, container control, monitoring and updating of system.