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Grimaldi Group Orders Six Hybrid Ro/Ro Vessels

In the framework of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, the Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement for the construction of six ro/ro vessels, for a total investment worth over $400 million. The order has been awarded to the Chinese shipyard Jinling, thus consolidating an important partnership with the Neapolitan group, the [...]

By | 2018-05-01T20:40:29+00:00 April 28th, 2018|maritime news|0 Comments

EC Gives Nod to Maltese Tonnage Tax Scheme

The European Commission has conditionally approved under EU State aid rules the Maltese tonnage tax scheme for a period of 10 years. The scheme will ensure a level playing field between Maltese and other European shipping companies, and will encourage ship registration in Europe. “Tonnage tax systems are meant to promote the competitiveness of the [...]

By | 2018-05-01T20:41:28+00:00 March 18th, 2018|maritime news|0 Comments

Navigational Restrictions in Grand Harbour on 20 January

The Ports and Yachting Directorate notifies mariners that navigational restrictions will be established in The Grand Harbour, Valletta on the 20th January 2018, in connection with Valletta 18. The restrictions consist of: 1. Exclusion Zone from Saturday 20th January 2018 at 1600 hours to Sunday 21st January 2018 at 0200 hours, within the area bounded [...]

By | 2018-01-18T20:37:57+00:00 January 11th, 2018|maritime news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

700,000 passengers at Valletta Cruise Port

Valletta Cruise Port, operator of the sea passenger terminals and Valletta Waterfront has welcomed 700,000 cruise passenger movements. A lucky recipient, who arrived in the Port of Valletta aboard the MSC Meraviglia, was selected as the 700,000th passenger and given the opportunity to return to Malta in the near future with a 3-day break in [...]

By | 2018-01-18T20:37:58+00:00 November 30th, 2017|maritime news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Biggest Container Vessel to Visit Malta calls at Malta Freeport

One of the world’s largest container vessels – and the biggest ever to visit Malta – has called at the Freeport on its maiden voyage. Forming part of an exclusive club of megaships, the Munich Maersk stretches some four football pitches in length (399 metres) and spans a breadth of 58.6 metres. At full capacity, it can [...]

By | 2018-01-18T20:37:58+00:00 August 25th, 2017|maritime news, Uncategorized|0 Comments