The Malta Independent 25 April 2019, Thursday

Mariner Shipping appointed as exclusive United Feeder Service agent in Malta

Monday, 1 April 2019, 15:19 Last update: about 23 days ago

Malta-based shipping agency, Mariner Shipping, part of Hili Company, has just been appointed as the exclusive United Feeder Service agent in Malta. The announcement marks another milestone in the Group’s ambitious growth plans. Mariner Shipping is primarily a ship agency, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, ship brokering, and customs clearance outfit. The new shipping agency aims towards following global dynamics and engaging in improved technology to meet the growing demand in enterprise and customer efficiency.

Managing Director, Karl Naudi emphasised that Mariner Shipping will ensure that customers are provided with the highest quality of service, excellence and reliability. “In our set up we pride ourselves on having some of the most experienced and professional individuals in the industry which complement our team, thus ensuring that we offer the highest level of professionalism and services to our customers. Our roadmap also focuses on satisfying ‘on-demand’ customer requirements via improved technology.”

Mariner Shipping is the shipping arm of Hili Company that carries on the legacy that started over 95 years ago. It finds its roots in the Hili family’s tradition in shipping, which dates back to 1923, initially a business in the trading of commodities. Mariner Shipping is also a local partner of Agility, one of the world’s leading logistics companies.

Hili Company, a group chaired by Marin Hili, maintains a strategic focus on the maritime and logistics industries. In parallel, it has built a solid and prestigious portfolio of businesses in real estate, renewable energy and finance. The group operates in its heritage terminals and logistics business through its subsidiary Mariner Capital.

As an investor, developer, and independent operator of sea terminals, Mariner has made major investments in its container terminals – Baltic Container Terminal in Riga, Latvia, and Terminal Intermodale Venezia in Venice, Italy. The terminals act as vital gatekeepers to logistics networks on which international, regional and local economies depend.

UFS is an independent company within the DP World Group offering first class feeder services with the most comprehensive network, serving the hub ports of Malta, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Damietta, Port Said East/West and Constanta in the Black Sea. The company expects to carry about 1,000,000 Teu during 2019. It provides 30 different rotations, calling at 65 ports in the Iberia, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Middle East and North Africa.

Agility Global Integrated Logistics is one of the world’s top freight forwarders and providers of contract logistics. It offers ocean, air and road freight, warehousing and distribution, and integrated supply chain services in more than 100 countries. Agility GIL also provides specialist solutions for capital projects, oil and gas, chemicals, and fairs and events logistics. GIL and its parent, Agility, are pioneers in emerging markets, and leaders and investors in the use of technology to enhance supply chain efficiency. Agility is a publicly traded company with $5.1 billion in annual revenue.

For more information about Agility, visit www.agility.com

Mariner Shipping operates from Reach Building, Level 2, Triq L-Ghajn tan-Nofs, Mriehel.

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