Freeport completes 9,000 container moves on a single vessel

Malta Freeport Terminals completed 9,000 container moves on the CMA CGM Calcutta.

This translates to 147 moves per hour, making it the second biggest ever operation on a single vessel at the terminals. Five quayside cranes were deployed to carry out the operation on the vessel, that can carry up to 10,100 TEU containers, which berthed immediately on arrival and is now proceeding to the port of Beirut.

Malta Freeport Terminals CEO Alex Montebello said that this confirms Malta Freeport’s status as ‘a leading Mediterranean hub which consistently reaches outstanding performance levels’.

Malta Freeport recently invested over €30 million in new equipment and this year upgraded its Navis N4 operating system to version 3.7 to enable the terminal to move towards a semi-automated operation.