Friday 23 August 2019

Freeport shocked by horrific killing of its former employee in Somalia

Malta Freeport Terminals is saddened by today’s news that its former employee Paul Anthony Formosa was killed in Somalia.

Mr Formosa, who was employed with the company as a quay crane operator between 1993 and 2011, was a trusted and diligent employee.

Malta Freeport Terminals CEO Alex Montebello said: “Paul was a hardworking employee, lively, open-minded and loved by his colleagues. We are extremely shocked to learn of this attack and our thoughts are with his family during this most difficult time.”

Mr Formosa, who was the construction project manager for DP World at the port of Bosaso, was such a capable employee that towards the end of his employment at Malta Freeport Terminals, the company had assigned him to commission cranes in other ports that made up the CMA CGM portfolio. 

Through his previous background, his experience at the Freeport and the exposure he got from other terminals, Mr Formosa had occupied the post of operations manager at the terminal in Lattakia in Syria after he left Malta. 

“Paul had a very good relationship with the Freeport and he visited the terminal regularly whenever he came to Malta. He will be missed.”

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