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 [...]

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 [...]

Palumbo wins another contract to install fuel cleaning systems

This article was published in the Times of Malta on 25 June 2019. Palumbo Malta Shipyard has won a contract to refit three vessels of French shipping company Corsica Linea with a fuel cleaning system that meets new environmental shipping rules. The company beat off competition from shipyards in Italy and France. The contract comes [...]

June 26th, 2019|maritime news|

International recognition of judicial sales in the making

This article penned by Dr Ann Fenech, was published in the Times of Malta on 25 June 2019 In February 2018 the Malta Maritime Law Association, in conjunction with the Comité Maritime International (CMI) and the Ministry for Transport, organised an international Colloquium on the CMI draft convention on the international recognition of judicial sale [...]

June 26th, 2019|maritime news|

Grimaldi Group Orders Six Hybrid Ro/Ro Vessels

In the framework of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, the Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement for the construction of six ro/ro vessels, for a total investment worth over $400 million. The order has been awarded to the Chinese shipyard Jinling, thus consolidating an important partnership with the Neapolitan group, the [...]

April 28th, 2018|maritime news|

EC Gives Nod to Maltese Tonnage Tax Scheme

The European Commission has conditionally approved under EU State aid rules the Maltese tonnage tax scheme for a period of 10 years. The scheme will ensure a level playing field between Maltese and other European shipping companies, and will encourage ship registration in Europe. “Tonnage tax systems are meant to promote the competitiveness of the [...]

March 18th, 2018|maritime news|

Navigational Restrictions in Grand Harbour on 20 January

The Ports and Yachting Directorate notifies mariners that navigational restrictions will be established in The Grand Harbour, Valletta on the 20th January 2018, in connection with Valletta 18. The restrictions consist of: 1. Exclusion Zone from Saturday 20th January 2018 at 1600 hours to Sunday 21st January 2018 at 0200 hours, within the area bounded [...]

700,000 passengers at Valletta Cruise Port

Valletta Cruise Port, operator of the sea passenger terminals and Valletta Waterfront has welcomed 700,000 cruise passenger movements. A lucky recipient, who arrived in the Port of Valletta aboard the MSC Meraviglia, was selected as the 700,000th passenger and given the opportunity to return to Malta in the near future with a 3-day break in [...]

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