Malta Freeport welcomed today Hanjin’s 5,618 TEU vessel, ‘Hanjin Brussels’, on its first call as part of the Mediterranean–Asia-America Pendulum (MAP) Service. Hanjin Shipping will also be incorporating Malta Freeport as part of their MEX service which will also be calling at the Freeport on a weekly basis. These two services will be connected to the new MAF feeder service due to call Malta next week. Through these services Hanjin will not only continue to expand its services to Adriatic Sea ports but will also be hoping to capture the rising trade in the Mediterranean area. The MAP Service is operated jointly with K Line, Yang Ming and Cosco. The MEX Service is operated jointly with UASC.
The MAP Service will be calling at Malta Freeport on a weekly basis on the following port rotation: Malta Freeport - Naples - La Spezia - Barcelona - Suez Canal - Port Kelang - Singapore - Hong Kong - Yantian - Osaka - Tokyo - Long Beach - Oakland - Tokyo - Osaka - Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Kaoshiung - Hong Kong - Singapore - Suez Canal - Port Said and back again to Malta Freeport. The MAF (Malta-Adriatic-Feeder) Service will be calling at the following ports: Malta Freeport – Koper – Venice and back again to Malta Freeport.
Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd began operating in 1988 and is the 11th largest shipping line in the world. The company has a presence in all of the main east/west trades and is expanding its presence in the intra-Asia and Latin American markets. Hanjin is keen to add value to its liner services and is building a global logistics infrastructure based on marine terminal and container depot management, trucking and intermodal service operations and warehousing and distribution activities.
Malta Freeport’s clients are presently enjoying excellent network connections to over 125 ports worldwide, 56 of which in the Mediterranean and the Back Sea, through the services offered by CMA CGM, IRISL, UASC, China Shipping Container Lines, Maruba Lines, Evergreen, Delmas, Hamburg Sud, Deutsche-Afrika Linien, ANL and APL.
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