MMF Marks World Maritime Day

The Malta Maritime Forum marks World Maritime Day as established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - the global regulator for shipping - ensuring that the maritime sector delivers cargo safely and in an environmentally sustainable manner. This year, the IMO commemorates the Golden Anniversary of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from [...]

September 28th, 2023|Article, maritime news|

Who, what regulated Titan? No information has been provided to suggest the submersible had been registered with a flag state

According to the pieces of information coming out in the press, the submersible Titan had 100 hours of oxygen, which meant oxygen supplies on board would have expired at circa 1.08pm local time on Thursday, June 22. A number of us have followed this story very closely hoping to hear and see urgent “breaking news” [...]

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|
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