Located uniquely on the Mediterranean’s principle shipping routes, Malta has become a major transshipment hub. It has two main commercial ports: the Port of Valletta, traditionally known as Grand Harbour; and the Malta Freeport, situated at Marsaxlokk Harbour in the south of the island. The latter is one of the largest Freeports in the region, handling intercontinental cargo for distribution throughout the Mediterranean basin. Malta’s ports are serviced by many of the world’s major shipping lines, and the Freeport is connected to more than 100 ports worldwide. Regular passenger and cargo ferry services to Italy are also available.