Let’s stop taking the maritime industry for granted

The facts and figures relating to how much the maritime industry contributes to the Maltese economy have been referenced countless times and they are substantial. I will not quote them here as this information is quite easily attainable to anyone who searches the plethora of articles on this subject. What is irritating many people working [...]

September 3rd, 2023|Article|

Who, what regulated Titan? No information has been provided to suggest the submersible had been registered with a flag state

According to the pieces of information coming out in the press, the submersible Titan had 100 hours of oxygen, which meant oxygen supplies on board would have expired at circa 1.08pm local time on Thursday, June 22. A number of us have followed this story very closely hoping to hear and see urgent “breaking news” [...]

Malta needs a new maritime strategy – ‘The maritime industry deserves and urgently needs a strategic plan’

Established in October of 2015 specifically to promote the interests of the maritime community, the Malta Maritime Forum, together with all stakeholders from Malta’s maritime industry, seeks to create synergies to expand Malta’s network as an important international maritime hub. “Over the past weeks, I have been engaging mostly with our regulators and policy makers [...]

June 26th, 2023|Article, MMF News|

Valletta Cruise Port celebrates 20th anniversary

Valletta Cruise Port, a subsidiary of Global Ports Holding celebrated its 20th anniversary. Stephen Xuereb, COO of Global Ports Holding plc and CEO of Valletta Cruise Port plc said: “I am so proud to have been part of this company since inception and to have led it over the past 8 years! It has been [...]

December 28th, 2022|Article|

Malta needs a dedicated maritime authority by Godwin Xerri & Kevin J Borg

In July 2021, in the midst of rife specu­lation about a possible election date, the Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) submitted a ‘Maritime-Centred Manifesto’ to the prime minister and the leader of the opposition. The document contained 10 concrete suggestions aimed at consolidating Malta’s leading position in the shipping world. Key among these was a proposal [...]

November 22nd, 2022|Article, Featured Article|

Jonathan Borg: Developing Malta’s maritime industry. The Malta Maritime Forum is well-positioned to spearhead innovation in the sector

As an island in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, maritime activity has always played a very crucial role in the development of Malta. Throughout history, we as Maltese have traded with seafarers providing services that have moulded our country’s hospitality culture – and in the last 30 years, the islands have come a long [...]

November 21st, 2022|Article|

MMF BOD Member Jonathan Borg appointed Chairman of Yachting Malta

The Malta Maritime Forum is delighted to announce that one of its Board Members, Jonathan Borg, has been appointed Chairman of Yachting Malta. Mr Borg is most active in the Forum since inception and, more importantly, has over thirty years of experience in the maritime industry, both in the public and private sectors with a [...]

November 21st, 2022|Article|

Emanuele Grimaldi attends COP27

Naples, 7 November 2022: Yesterday marked the opening of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), or COP27, which brings together two hundred nations, thousands government delegates, scientists, representatives of international institutions and NGOs. The Conference, taking place at the International Convention Centre [...]

November 14th, 2022|Article|


The Malta Maritime Forum is delighted to announce that Board Member and indeed one of its Founders, Dr Ann Fenech has been elected President of the Comité Maritime International.  In fact, Dr Fenech is the first Maltese professional to be elected to this most prominent of posts in the international maritime sphere.  She is also [...]

October 24th, 2022|Article|

An Exclusive Economic Zone for Malta

Penned by Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) has considered a public document entitled ‘Exclusive Economic Zone – A Sea of Opportunities'. This document followed the enactment of the Exclusive Economic Zone Act 2021 (Chapter 625 of the Laws of Malta). The Act enables the Government to declare and designate by [...]

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