MPL Launches Sea-to-Air Cargo Service with Key Partnerships

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has inaugurated its new Sea-to-Air Cargo Transshipment service, marking an important milestone for the company. During a signing ceremony held in Meerumaa, MPL secured agreements with Maldives Airport Company Limited (MACL), Maldives State Shipping (MSS), and Turkish Airlines.

Turkish Airlines, through its designated Maldivian agent Expedite Maldives, will serve as a cargo partner in the new venture. MSS will act as a carrier partner, while MACL will collaborate with MPL to streamline the Sea-to-Air Cargo Transshipment process.

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MPL’s CEO, Mohamed Wajeeh, highlighted the company’s commitment to driving economic growth in the Maldives through initiatives aligned with President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s vision. He expressed confidence in the positive economic impact of the newly launched transshipment services.

Turkish Airlines’ Regional Cargo Manager, Bilal Okuch, emphasized the ambition to establish the Maldives as a major regional hub for Sea-to-Air transshipment, potentially diverting operations from Sri Lanka.

Representatives from both MACL and MSS welcomed the partnership with MPL, anticipating substantial expansion of cargo services and broader economic benefits for the Maldives.

MPL formally launched its Sea-to-Air Cargo Transshipment services on March 15th. This hybrid model, developed in conjunction with MACL and international airlines, aims to streamline commercial operations. A significant advantage of the service is the anticipated increase in flights to various destinations, facilitating expedited exports of goods.

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