CICT Cagliari, the 1 mill TEU/year transhipment terminal in Sardinia, may finally have been kicked into life with a flurry of activity at the end of last year, during which 10,000 TEU were handled in 10 days.
In all, more than 30,000 TEU have been handled in recent months from 128 vessels. This includes trial calls in the summer by CMA-CGM, although negotiations for the line to take over the 70 per cent of the shares in CICT held equally by P&O Ports and GIP Genova failed. This can now be ruled out as it is reported that the Grand Alliance is to switch from Marsaxxlok to Medcenter, which will allow CMA-CGM to screw Malta Freeport to the floor....
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Approx 194 words from WorldCargo News, January 2002,