Malta Banknotes 2 Maltese Lira banknote 1986 Agatha Barbara
Central Bank of Malta - Bank Ċentrali ta’ Malta
Obverse: Portrait of Ms Agatha Barbara who at the time was President of the Republic of Malta. Image of ancient Maltese sailboat Brigantine of 1531, nearby is the map of Malta. In top left corner is the white dove with olive branch, as a symbol of peace. Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners. Centered in words. Signatures: Governatur: Mr. Henry C de Gabriele.
Reverse: Container Crane in the Port of Marsaxlokk at left & aerial view of the Malta Freeport at right. Coat of Arms of Malta from 1975 to 1988. Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners. Centered in words.
Watermark: Allegorical Head of Malta - Melita.
Size: 138 х 69 mm.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, London England.
Malta banknotes - Malta paper moneyIn 1986, the Central Bank of Malta issued the fourth series of currency notes, which included denominations of Lm2, Lm5, Lm10 and Lm20, of which the Lm2 and Lm20 note were new denominations. The Lm1 note was not re-issued at this time as it was set to be replaced by the Lm1 coin.
The notes, printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd, portrayed the President of the Republic at the time, and for the first time, featured the word ‘Lira’ on its own without its accompanying English version, the Pound. In fact, the £ was no longer used and the capital letter ‘L’ was introduced instead. Following an amendment by Act XIII of 1983, the unit of currency in Malta became legally known as the Lira Maltija, with its corresponding symbol, Lm.
In March 1988, an amendment to the Central Bank of Malta Act was passed through which the designs on currency notes issued by the Bank could not portray any person who was still alive at the time.
A container crane (also container handling gantry crane or ship-to-shore crane) is a type of large dockside gantry crane found at container terminals for loading and unloading intermodal containers from container ships.
Container cranes consist of a supporting framework that can traverse the length of a quay or yard on a rail track. Instead of a hook, they are equipped with a specialized handling tool called a spreader. The spreader can be lowered on top of a container and locks onto the container's four locking points ("cornercastings") using a twistlock mechanism. Cranes normally transport a single container at once, but some newer cranes have the capability to pick up two to four 20-foot containers at once.
Malta Freeport is an international port on the island of Malta with a trade volume of 2.56 million TEUs in 2012. It is one of busiest ports in Europe. It lies in Birżebbuġa in the southeastern part of Malta, on the site of the former seaplane base RAF Kalafrana.
Having been established in 1988, Malta Freeport was the first transhipment hub in the Mediterranean region. The company has experienced remarkable growth over the years and currently ranks twelfth among the top European ports and is the third largest transhipment and logistics centre in the Mediterranean region. Over 95% of the Freeport's container traffic is transhipment business with demand growth triggering successive rounds of funding and ownership changes.
As the Mediterranean's third largest transhipment port, Malta Freeport represents a strategic platform for the shipping lines that have chosen it as their Mediterranean hub port being located at the crossroads of some of the world's greatest shipping routes and in the heart of the Europe, Africa and Asian's Middle East triangle. Malta Freeport terminals will be increasing its quay length on both terminals from the present operational length of 2.2 kilometres to over 3 kilometres and the total area (from 680,000) to 790,000 square metres (0.79 km2).