Valletta, 30 May 2022: Today the port of Valletta has hosted the christening ceremony of the Eco Malta, the latest ro-ro vessel delivered to the Grimaldi Group in March. This is the sixth of 12 hybrid ships belonging to the innovative GG5G (Grimaldi Green 5th Generation) class and ordered by the company from the Chinese [...]

May 30th, 2022|Article|

MMF invited to consultation meeting with OECD and EC

The Malta Maritime Forum was invited to a consultation meeting with a joint delegation from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission to discuss a project entitled: ‘Implementing Malta’s Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan Coherently’. The OECD representatives requested a bilateral meeting with the MMF as the key interlocutor for [...]

May 19th, 2022|MMF News|

Valletta Cruise Port engaging in Maritime Education and Training

Mark Cauchi Garzia, Head of Operations and Projects at Valletta Cruise Port plc put forward the views of the Cruise Industry during the MMF-WestMed Blue Skills conference organised on the occasion of European Maritime Day. He explained that in forecasting the quantity of staff which will be required on cruise liners in the near future, [...]

May 19th, 2022|MMF News|

Chief Pilot on skills requirements within the Maritime Industry

Chief Pilot and MMF Board Member Capt Jesmond Mifsud gave a broad overview of the massive skills requirements within the Maritime Industry during the MMF-WestMed Blue Skills conference which was organised on the occasion of European Maritime Day. He said that it was surprising to him and many others how hard it was to fill [...]

May 19th, 2022|MMF News|

Dr Ann Fenech moderates panel discussion at MMF-WestMED Conference

Whilst chairing a panel discussion during the MMF-WestMED Blue Skills Conference on 12 May, Dr Ann Fenech, Board Member of the MMF, said that the maritime industry offers a multitude of careers prospects for our young people – males and females alike. The industry generates sea-faring and land-based positions for highly specialised qualified individuals such [...]

May 19th, 2022|MMF News|

Malta Freeport CEO highlights current skill shortages

MaltaFreeportTerminals CEO Alex Montebello identified the skills set that will be required by the industry in the future as well as highlighting current skill shortages in an intervention at a webinar organised by the Malta Maritime Forum – in collaboration with the Westmed National Hub for Malta – entitled ‘Blue Skills: Bridging the Skills Gap [...]

May 19th, 2022|MMF News|

TM Chairman and CEO addresses MMF-WestMED Conference

Mr Joseph Bugeja, Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta addressed the MMF-WestMED conference held on 12 May. Outlining, the current state of play, he said that the industry is facing a challenge from the shortage of persons wishing to take up a maritime career.  He attributed this to a perception that maritime careers typically entail [...]

May 19th, 2022|MMF News|

Minister addresses MMF-WestMed Conference on Blue Skills

The incoming Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects addressed the MMF-WestMed conference on Blue Skills held to coincide with European Maritime Day. In a brief welcome address, the Hon Dr. Aaron Farrugia declared that his main focus as the new Minister over the coming months was to see through multi-million euro investments into a [...]

May 18th, 2022|MMF News|

Perit Karmenu Vella addresses MMF-WestMED event

Former European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Perit Karmenu Vella addressed the MMF-Westmed event on 12 May outlining the long list of free services provided by the oceans. "It is a main source of food, energy, minerals, and oxygen; it transports 90% of global trade; it regulates our climate; it hosts the biggest [...]

May 18th, 2022|MMF News|
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