Ongoing Consultation Structures on EU Policy are Crucial for Malta’s Maritime Industry

The Board of the Malta Maritime Forum holds dialogue session with a delegation of candidates for the forthcoming MEP Elections representing the Partit Laburista. “By its nature, the business activity related to most operators forming part of the maritime industry is conducted in EU or international waters, is subject to EU or international legislation and [...]

May 29th, 2024|Article|

Strengthening EU Consultation Structures is Key for Malta’s Maritime Industry

The Board of the Malta Maritime Forum holds dialogue session with Leader of the Opposition, Spokesman for Maritime Affairs and a group of PN candidates running for the forthcoming MEP elections. “The EU and its policies are ever so relevant to the Maltese maritime industry particularly at this juncture when an unprecedented focus is being [...]

May 15th, 2024|Article|

Sanctions in shipping: navigating the 12th package of sanctions against Russia

Council Regulation (EU) 2023/2878 of December 18, 2023, amending Regulation (EU) No. 833/2014 resulted in the adoption of the 12th package of sanctions against Russia, with the aim of imposing additional import and export bans combating sanctions circumvention and closing loopholes. This package of sanctions affects a wide array of areas and industries, ranging from [...]

April 17th, 2024|Article|

Valletta Waterfront’s Forni Buildings rejuvenated

Valletta Cruise Port, operators of the Valletta Waterfront have recently finalised the restoration of the historic Forni Stores. The buildings referred to as Forni Stores consist of two separate blocks varying in size and proportion. The block closer to Pinto Stores is known as Forni 1 and was built in 1720, with the façade divided [...]

February 29th, 2024|Article|

Valletta Cruise Port awarded as Best Port of Call Global

For the second consecutive year, Valletta has been chosen by Spanish-speaking cruisers as the Best Port of Call Global, an honour awarded during Premios Cruceroadicto 2023 held during FITUR Madrid 2024 last week. Mark Cauchi Garzia, Deputy GM of Valletta Cruise Port Plc represented the company during the event. These awards are the result of [...]

January 30th, 2024|Article|

BOV supporting climate alignment in the shipping industry

As a partner of the Malta Maritime Forum since its inception, Bank of Valletta's relationship with the shipping industry has been vital for the operation of international trade and commerce, which is so important for Malta due to its insularity". This was stated by Kenneth Farrugia, CEO at Bank of Valletta during the recently held [...]

January 29th, 2024|Article|


The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) has gone on record on numerous occasions with its views on the introduction of the EU Directive on the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) as applied to Shipping and its negative implications for Malta. The MMF’s calls for a postponement in the implementation were serious and responsible.  They were made with [...]

January 9th, 2024|Article|

MMF Proudly Congratulates Dr Ann Fenech on Her Inclusion in “Lloyd’s List One Hundred People – The shipping industry’s most influential people”

The Malta Maritime Forum proudly congratulates Dr Ann Fenech, on her inclusion, once again, amongst the Lloyds List Shipping Industry’s most influential people. Typically, in its 2023 Edition Fourteen, The Lloyds List One Hundred People includes owners of the world’s largest fleets, box port operators, technology leaders, maritime lawyers, ship managers and shipbrokers amongst others. [...]

December 14th, 2023|Article|

Malta Freeport achieves record number of moves on mega vessel

Malta Freeport Terminals performed a staggering 14,600 moves on the CMA CGM mega containership Palais Royal in a record-breaking feat for the facility. The LNG-powered, 400-metre-long vessel – capable of carrying 23,000 TEU containers – sailed into Malta Freeport on December 6 and is currently en route to Marseilles - the headquarters of CMA CGM [...]

December 13th, 2023|Article|
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