The Birth of the Malta Ship Register by Joseph Curmi MOM

August 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on 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 [...]

MMF BOD Member Dr Ann Fenech on the Judicial Sales of Ships

August 9th, 2022|Comments Off on 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 [...]

MMF Chairman on Specialized Court for Maritime Litigations

July 19th, 2022|Comments Off on 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 [...]

MMF Chairman on energy efficiency opportunities in maritime transport

June 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on MMF Chairman on energy efficiency opportunities in maritime transport

In his article in The Malta Business Weekly Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon delves into two European Commission initiatives - Fit for 55 and REpowerEU. Please find the full article here

MMF BOD Member Capt. John M. Dalli on the skills gap in the sea-faring trade

June 9th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF BOD Member Capt. John M. Dalli on the skills gap in the sea-faring trade

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 [...]

GRIMALDI GROUP’S ECO MALTA CHRISTENED IN VALLETTA

May 30th, 2022|Comments Off on GRIMALDI GROUP’S ECO MALTA CHRISTENED IN VALLETTA

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 [...]

MMF Vice Chairman elected Chairman of WWSA

May 20th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF Vice Chairman elected Chairman of WWSA

The MMF congratulates Vice Chairman Godwin Xerri on his election to the prestigious, international position of Chairman of the Worldwide Ship Agencies Association

MMF invited to launch of new course at MaritimeMT

May 16th, 2022|Comments Off on 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 [...]

We urgently need to bridge the skills gap in the Blue economy’ – Chairman, MMF

May 12th, 2022|Comments Off on 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. [...]

Credit where credit is due − Joseph Zammit McKeon

March 28th, 2022|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Sustainable transport and cleaner solutions

March 7th, 2022|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

August 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on 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. [...]

The Effect of Covid-19 on the Maltese Shipping Industry

April 1st, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Accolades to the Malta Flag of Ship Registration

March 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Accolades to the Malta Flag of Ship Registration

In this article, Board Member Godwin Xerri sheds light on Malta’s admirable performance in the Shipping Industry State Performance Table 2020/2021 published by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The ICS is the global [...]

MMF playing pivotal role in Maritime Industry’s success

March 1st, 2021|Comments Off on MMF playing pivotal role in Maritime Industry’s success

This article was contributed by Kevin J Borg, a few weeks into taking over the MMF CEO position.  in this piece, he draws attention to the importance of the maritime sector for the Maltese [...]

The maritime sector’s potential towards economic growth

November 16th, 2020|Comments Off on The maritime sector’s potential towards economic growth

In this article, Board Member Godwin Xerri outlines the main conclusions of a study commissioned by the Malta Maritime Forum about the economic contribution of the maritime industry to the country in terms of [...]

Voice of Malta’s Flagbearers

October 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Voice of Malta’s Flagbearers

MMV Vice-Chairman, Lino Vassallo, provides an insight into the history and the raison d’être of the Malta International Shipowners Association (MISA), formerly the Malta International Shipping Council, which was established in 2004 as a [...]

A Holistic plan for Maritime Malta

February 6th, 2019|Comments Off on A Holistic plan for Maritime Malta

Maritime Malta is one of the country’s prime assets. What we lack by way of natural resources is amply compensated for by our surrounding seas. The sea is our source of living, our ‘hinterland’, our [...]

Malta’s Maritime Vocation

January 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Malta’s Maritime Vocation

Malta - the leading Global Maritime Centre. An island at the crossroads of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Malta - strategically located at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea just six nautical miles [...]