Alex Montebello / LinkedIn

CEO Alex Montebello has commended the team at Malta Freeport Terminals for managing to oversee 14,600 moves on the CMA CGM mega containership Palais Royal.

The feat, a record-breaking one for the facility, saw the LNG-powered, 400-metre-long vessel, sail into Malta Freeport on 6th December. The Palais Royal, built in 2020 and capable of carrying 23,000 TEU containers, incorporates many advanced features in propulsion hull and operational designs in a bid to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.

The vessel is currently on its way to Marseille, the headquarters of CMA CGM Group, the third largest shipping line in the world and also one of Malta Freeport’s shareholders.

Malta Freeport Terminals
CMA CGM’s Palais Royal at Malta Freeport Terminals

Mr Montebello said: “I am immensely proud of my colleagues for pulling off this feat, which required a great deal of planning, skill, commitment, and determination.”

“This achievement is a testament to the freeport’s ability to handle the world’s largest container vessels with extreme care and maximum efficiency,” he continued.

Malta Freeport Terminals
CMA CGM’s Palais Royal in Malta

He concluded by thanking CMA CGM for entrusting Malta Freeport with the mission.

Malta Freeport Terminals invested more than €320 million in infrastructure, new equipment, and technology in recent years, and offers services to 115 ports worldwide, more than 50 of which are in the Mediterranean. Its services are provided on 15 mainline services and various feeder routes operates by major shipping lines.

Featured Image:

Malta Freeport Terminals CEO Alex Montebello / LinkedIn

Gayle Lynn Callus no longer Head of Retail, Property, Marketing and Communications at MIA

28 February 2024
by MaltaCEOs

He will focus primarily on the airport's marketing and communications functions on a consultancy basis.

melita.io to aid in ‘fostering Wales and Malta collaboration,’ says Director of Business Innovation

28 February 2024
by MaltaCEOs

This came as Melita’s IoT arm joined forces with not-for-profit Wales Malta Initiative, aimed at forging closer ties between the ...

‘It is about doing it differently’: PwC leaders deliver messages for CEOs navigating business reinvention

27 February 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

The need for customer-centric approaches fuelled by AI adoption were pinpointed as key factors in enabling businesses to succeed in ...

Stanley Mifsud appointed CEO at AppleCore Foods Ltd

27 February 2024
by Anthea Cachia

Former CEO Pierre Mattocks will remain as Chair of the Board of the company.

Close Bitnami banner
Bitnami