The Birth of the Malta Ship Register by Joseph Curmi MOM

It is said that the first steps leading to a successful adventure are quite important.  The purpose of this concise write-up is to give the background to the highly successful results which now make Malta the foremost Ships’ Registry in Europe and a leading Register globally. As an introduction, I should state that my long [...]

MMF BOD Member Dr Ann Fenech on the Judicial Sales of Ships

MMF Board Member Dr Ann Fenech is an active member of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) and currently in her second term as Vice President of CMI. The Comité Maritime International is a non-governmental, not-for-profit international organization. It was established in Antwerp in 1897, with the objective to contribute by all appropriate means and activities [...]

August 9th, 2022|Article|

MMF Chairman on Specialized Court for Maritime Litigations

In his latest article, MMF Chairman Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon refers to the proposals the MMF submitted in 2021 to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition aimed at consolidating Malta’s position in the maritime sector. One proposal was the allocation through legislation of maritime litigation to a specialised court. To read the [...]

MMF BOD Member Capt. John M. Dalli on the skills gap in the sea-faring trade

Newly elected Board Member, Capt John Mary Dalli shares his views on the skills gap in the sea-faring trade in an article published in the Times of Malta. Capt Dalli initially aired these views during a conference on Blue Skills organised by the MMF and WestMED on 12 May. The full article is accessible here [...]

June 9th, 2022|Article|


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 launch of new course at MaritimeMT

On the invitation of Capt Jesmond Mifsud and MaritimeMT, the MMF Board was invited to a launch of a new course, the STCW Officer of the Watch unlimited.  The event was also attended by the new minister responsible for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Hon Aaron Farrugia and the Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta. [...]

May 16th, 2022|Article|

We urgently need to bridge the skills gap in the Blue economy’ – Chairman, MMF

Addressing concerns regarding a lack of trained staff in the maritime sector, limited opportunities locally and career guidance for those looking to get into the sector are all hot topics for the Malta Maritime Forum. Dayna Camilleri Clarke speaks to Judge Emeritus JOSEPH ZAMMIT MCKEON, Chairman, Malta Maritime Forum ahead of a conference on the [...]

May 12th, 2022|Article|

Credit where credit is due − Joseph Zammit McKeon

We should thank the men and women who salvaged the Chem P tanker. This is one proud moment for the Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) to take a step forward and salute all those involved in the salvage operation on the chemical tanker Chem P, particularly Tug Malta and its crew members who, through their determined [...]

March 28th, 2022|Article|
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