Salvo Grima Becomes Approved Ship Supplier for Carnival Cruises

Salvo Grima Ship Supply has recently undertaken a prestigious new supply service with renowned carnival cruise liners P&O Cruises, supplying these luxury liners during their visits to Malta throughout the summer cruise season.

Salvo Grima had been in contact with this company for some time before the start of the 2013 cruise liner season, and an extensive task ensued as Salvo Grima and P&O Cruises worked together to ensure that all of the necessary infrastructure and coordination was in place. A representative from the cruise liner company audited Salvo Grima, made detailed searches and enquiries and ensured that the Group had all of the necessary certifications and was compliant with industry standards.

In September 2013, the first order was placed and Salvo Grima Ship Supply was entrusted to supply a wide range of goods to the P&O Azura as it arrived in Malta. The Azura is one of the largest ships in the P&O Cruises fleet, entering service in 2010. This 290 metre ship contains 14 passenger decks and can accommodate up to 1,200 crew members and 3,597 passengers. Presented with a substantial order of supplies, Salvo Grima rose to the challenge of providing an efficient and coordinated express service; sourcing and obtaining the necessary high quality produce both from its local stores and abroad suppliers.

All items were delivered directly on board the ship to the great satisfaction of captains and crew. Salvo Grima was strategically placed and sought to provide the finest quality produce at only a moment’s notice, and the Group’s efforts in this industry ensure that it remains at the forefront of the chandlery industry in Malta.

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Salvo Grima Handles 3,266 Cubic Meters of Rig Equipment

In an operation that spanned over 3 days, Salvo Grima was contracted to offload and store 1,948 tons/3,266 cubic meters of rig equipment at our facilities at the Malta Freeport. The rig equipment consisting of 77 individual pieces of Risers and Pups was brought to Malta by ship from Turkey and will remain in storage for several weeks pending the relocation and rig move from Turkey to the Rigs’ next drilling location.  The decision to store the equipment in Malta was based on the excellent facilities as well as the shipping connections to most major ports worldwide.

Furthermore, the storage of the equipment is in a dedicated zone free from customs duties and formalities.

New Products

Salvo Grima Group is proud to announce that they have been appointed by SAB Miller Plc as the exclusive distributors to Ship Supply & Travel Retail of two new Premium Lagers:

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Grolsch

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Salvo Grima Supports The Carmen Ballet

The Ballet was organised by the Spanish Embassy in Malta, under the patronage of President George Abela to mark the end of the six-month Presidency of the European Union Council by Spain. Salvo Grima was one of the main sponsors where all proceeds were donated to Malta Community Chest Fund.