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|

Sustainable transport and cleaner solutions

Pollution and climate change could be reduced through waterborne transport. In February, I represented the Malta Maritime Forum in a national conference, organised by Transport Malta, on ‘Sustainable Transport and Cleaner Solutions’. The event was held online on February 24 and tackled various topical issues with respect to the maritime industry and how it can [...]

March 7th, 2022|Article|

The Role of Technology in Enhancing the Progress towards Carbon-Neutrality in the Maritime Industry

The maritime industry is already the most energy efficient mode of transport of goods and people.  This efficiency results from the critical mass it enjoys – transporting 23,000 containers at one go, on a single ship.  Shipping gives the lowest emission cost per ton mile, so therefore, the carbon footprint of transporting, say, a shoe-box [...]

November 28th, 2021|Article|

Maritime-focused electoral manifesto presented to Malta’s political leaders

In this article CEO Kevin J Borg elaborates on a maritime centred electoral manifesto that was presented to the leaders of the major political parties in July in advance of the 2022 General Election.  True to its mission to serve as a maritime cluster and a common platform for the maritime industry for the [...]

August 2nd, 2021|Article|

The Effect of Covid-19 on the Maltese Shipping Industry

In this article,  MMF member Dr Adrian Attard of Fenech & Fenech explains the restrictive measures implemented by the authorities at the early stages of the pandemic and the effects on the local shipping industry. This article appeared in the ILO Shipping & Transport news and can be accessed here.

April 1st, 2021|Article|
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