Hili Company, through its shipping and logistics division Mariner Shipping, have acquired Arrow Express Ltd. Arrow Express Ltd is a prominent transportation company specialising in versatile courier services, customs brokerage, logistics, warehousing and transhipment together with air freight and sea freight services.
Through this acquisition, Mariner Shipping will enhance its
domestic courier services and boost its yacht agency and yacht concierge
Construction on the new 1,400sqm warehouse at Baltic Container Terminal, Latvia is well under way. Works are expected to be completed in August 2023. This increases the terminal’s warehousing capacity to a total of 37,000m²
Works on the quay extension at Hili Company’s container terminal in Latvia, Baltic Container Terminal, have commenced. The quay will be extended by 57m thus bringing the total quay length to 506m. The extension, which will allow for servicing two large vessels simultaneously, will also significantly speed up operations at the terminal.
This project is partly being 50% co-financed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Agency (CINEA) military mobility project. This is being carried out in conjunction with Riga Freeport Authority under project objective of “Enhancement of the Dual Use Capacity of Riga Port by investment in Road, Railway Access and Berth Infrastructure.”
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Azzopardi as Chief Operating Officer of Hili Company.
Besides active participation in various areas of the Group’s portfolio, Martin’s extensive experience in the port industry goes back 30 years. He began as a trainee, going on to serve as Operations Manager of the multi-million TEU Malta Freeport for 7 years, attaining a high level of expertise in port operations and being instrumental in driving large throughput and productivity increases at the facility.
In 2006 Martin brought this 18-year experience to Hili Company’s Venice subsidiary, TIV, initially as the terminal’s Financial Controller and, later as Terminal Manager, running the day-to-day company operations. In 2014, Martin was appointed Operations Director responsible for overseeing all the group’s port operations.
As Chief Operating Officer he is responsible for the
execution of strategy and overseeing the operations of the group.
Company’s container terminal in Albania, Mariner Adriatic, have taken delivery
of an additional reach stacker for full container handling, thus providing a
more efficient service to its customers.
Hili Company’s container terminal in Albania, Mariner Adriatic, has gone live with Navis N4Saas terminal operating system. Implementation of the system allows the terminal to streamline day-to-day operations utilising the Navis cloud and lay the groundwork for continuous terminal operation moving forward.
Hili Company, through its shipping and logistics division Mariner Shipping, have acquired Tubeline Ltd. Tubeline Ltd is a prominent freight forwarder specialising in airfreight, international and domestic express courier services, customs brokerage and project cargo.
Through this acquisition, Mariner Shipping is expanding its
services portfolio and widening its global network. The company is now in a
position to offer more comprehensive logistics solutions to customers of both
Last Tuesday 25th August 2020, Hili Company’s container terminal in Latvia, Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) hosted the launch of its newly acquired ship-to-shore crane. The event was attended by Latvia’s Minister of Transport, Riga Port Authority officials, the Chinese Ambassador to Latvia and representatives from crane manufacturer Sany.
With a lifting
capacity of 45t under spreader, an outreach of 47m and a lift above quay level
of 34m, this crane is an integral part of BCT’s ongoing investment programme
aimed at increasing capacity, enhancing cargo-handling efficiency and
supporting the terminal’s infrastructure.
Sany, the new crane brings the total number of ship-to-shore cranes at the
terminal to five. The crane, which will allow for servicing of larger vessels, will
also significantly speed up operations at the terminal.