Future Challenges and Opportunities for the Maritime Industry Discussed with the Leader of the Opposition

“Our vision is to elevate standards in the maritime industry which requires action and commitment from the private and public sector alike. Of course, we are proud of our legacy but we need a quantum leap forward in standards overall whilst ensuring readiness for the digitalisation and decarbonisation challenges which are being tackled head-on in [...]

July 17th, 2023|MMF 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|

New Chairman of Malta Maritime Forum Outlines Key Priorities for the Industry

In his inaugural speech at the Malta Maritime Forum's Progress Meeting held at Sa Maison House, MMF's chairperson, Mr Gowdin Xerri  expressed his gratitude and pride in assuming this esteemed position and acknowledged the contributions of his predecessors. Former Chairman Judge Joseph Zammit McKeon, who recently took on the role of Parliamentary Ombudsman, was [...]

May 29th, 2023|MMF News|

The Malta Maritime Forum Congratulates Jonathan Borg on his New Appointment as Transport Malta CEO

The Malta Maritime Forum congratulates Mr Jonathan Borg, one of its Board members, on being appointed CEO of Transport Malta. The selection of Mr Borg to lead the Regulator for Transport represents yet another instance of important and high-profile appointments for MMF members at both national and international levels. Mr Borg has been active in [...]

May 2nd, 2023|MMF News|

Godwin Xerri is Appointed New Chairman of Malta Maritime Forum

The Board of Directors of the Malta Maritime Forum appointed Mr Godwin Xerri as the third Chairman in the young history of this dynamic Organisation. Mr Xerri succeeds Judge Emeritus Zammit McKeon who was last month appointed as the Parliamentary Ombudsman and Dr Joe Borg who, shortly after ending his term as Malta’s first ever [...]

April 19th, 2023|MMF News|

Maritime community thanks Judge Joseph Zammit McKeon

Zammit McKeon steps down from Malta Maritime Forum to become Ombudsman The Malta Maritime Forum  (MMF) has congratulated Judge Joseph Zammit McKeon on being appointed Ombudsman by unanimous vote in the House of Representatives on March 6. Judge Zammit McKeon was appointed chairman of the MMF in May 2021 and must now step down from [...]

March 7th, 2023|MMF News|


The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) acknowledged the approach taken in the 2023 Budget whereby the Government has decided to cushion the economy from the significant hikes in the cost of fuel and energy at an international level.  This is a positive development in terms of safeguarding the competitiveness of local operators in a fiercely competitive regional [...]

October 25th, 2022|MMF News|

MMF BOD meets Minister Aaron Farrugia

The Board of Directors of MMF held a meeting with the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects to share views on current challenges and opportunities facing the maritime industry. The Hon Aaron Farrugia praised the Malta Maritime Forum and its members for the respective roles of systemic importance which they play at the economic and [...]

October 20th, 2022|MMF News|

MMF Chairman and CEO meet incoming CEO of TM

The MMF Chairman and CEO met with Transport Malta CEO, Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi to open regular discussions on matters of pressing importance to the maritime industry. Both parties exchanged notes on the proposed Demerger of Transport Malta. Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon put forward the MMF’s position in favour of a single entity dedicated to [...]

August 18th, 2022|MMF News|
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