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 [...]

The Malta Maritime Forum’s Budget 2023 proposals: Setting standards for a better country

For the second year running the Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) articulated a set of concrete, maritime-focused proposals for the national Budget. The MMF was delighted to present its document in person to the Minister of Finance earlier in September where each of its nine recommendations were elaborated upon. The MMF’s vision for the forthcoming budget [...]

September 29th, 2022|Article|

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|
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