ITG Global Logistics and its local partner Fahrenheit Freight Forwarders Ltd are celebrating 10 years of reliable cargo transport services between Malta and Germany.
On Friday October 23, directors and staff of Fahrenheit and ITG welcomed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Tonio Borg, and directors from leading manufacturing and import companies in Malta, to commemorate this significant milestone. The event, which treated guests to a traditional German food and beer night, was held at Il Cortile Farmhouse, in Naxxar.
ITG, a member of Deutsche Post AG, is a renowned logistics service provider established in 1981. Its vast network extends to over 200 localities in 90 different countries. In 1999, the company started a regular weekly import and export trailer service between Malta and Germany. Today this is a crucial service for major companies operating in Malta. It provides fast and reliable transport for the importation of raw materials for manufacturing firms, consumer and industrial products for local importers, and also for the exportation of goods rolling off Maltese production lines.
This achievement would not have been possible without the German company’s collaboration with local freight forwarding firms. In the last years, ITG increased its use of Fahrenheit’s extensive fleet for its services to Malta. A few months ago, this collaboration was strengthened as ITG endorsed Fahrenheit Freight Forwarders as its new official partner in Malta. This development reconfirmed ITG’s commitment to its services in Malta.
With a privately-owned fleet of over 150 trailers and 40 road tractors, Fahrenheit is one of Malta’s leading providers in the international freight forwarding sector. Using the latest technology, the company’s team provides high quality air, sea, and road freight forwarding and logistics services. Fahrenheit is a member of the Famalco Group.
Locally, ITG also uses the services of the local firm Miksons Transport Ltd.
Addressing the guests, Minister Borg explained that Fahrenheit’s collaboration with ITG is another testimony to the fruits of Malta’s EU membership. “I can reassure you that despite the current global economic crisis, as a government we are committed to make business in Malta work. We have, over the years, reviewed legislation in order to facilitate investment,” he said, “of course, it would be folly to consider that our overall objectives have been reached. Much more can be done, but this can only materialise if we engage in a collaborative climate of mutual assistance, based primarily on regular one-to-one feedback on how best to bolster our joint endeavour. Only by creating such synergies can we seek to find solutions to overcome the hurdles which may be hindering companies from further expansion.”
“In this fast-changing world, every long lasting partnership is worth celebrating,” an ITG spokesperson explained, “a decade
of business is even more special if it involves such a trustful, friendly and prosperous partnership like the one we have with Fahrenheit and Miksons. We can confirm that we love this beautiful small island and this milestone will be the foundation of an even stronger partnership. As we aim for many more decades of business with Malta, let us hope that our efforts to succeed will be accompanied by peace, freedom, and health to make this planet a place worth living in for all people, and not only for a privileged few.”