If shipping lines move to non-EU ports it will be ‘close to impossible’ to bring them back

If big shipping lines move to non-EU ports as a result of an environmental tax that will be introduced by the European Union next year “it will be close to impossible” to bring them back, maritime law expert Ann Fenech told The Malta Independent on Sunday. Expressing her disappointment that the European Commission is biding [...]

November 27th, 2023|Article|

Urgent Implementation Rethink Required to Ensure Achievement of the Commendable Objectives of EU ETS Shipping

The Maritime Industry is fully committed to decarbonization and environmental protection because the Industry itself is a victim of grave, climate change consequences.  Rising sea and air temperatures, shifting sea levels and the frequency of extreme marine events are devastating to the operations of the Industry. The Industry fully supports the principles and objectives behind [...]

November 19th, 2023|Article|

EU shipping tax puts Malta in ‘imminent risk’ of losing role as transhipment hub – MMF

The Malta Maritime Forum expressed concern about the “imminent risk” that major shipping companies pull out of Malta as a result of an environment tax that will be introduced in European Union countries as from next year. There is a “likely scenario” in which Malta will lose its role as a transhipment hub, as shipping [...]

November 12th, 2023|Article|

United against EU cost threat. A new EU shipping directive will deal a big blow to Malta’s Freeport’s competitiveness unless it is amended

It was both timely and pertinent for The Sunday Times of Malta to highlight the threat posed by the new EU environmental tariff (known as the EU ETS for Shipping Directive) to Malta’s import and export market. If it is allowed to remain as is, the directive, which forms part of the European Green Deal [...]

November 12th, 2023|Article|

MMF Meeting TM CEO and Permanent Secretary

The Board of the Malta Maritime Forum met with the Chairman and CEO of Transport Malta (TM) and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects to discuss a number of policy issues of prime importance to the maritime industry. The meeting served for the Forum to underline its positions on EU [...]

November 7th, 2023|MMF News|
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