A Win-Win Shift to Waterborne Traffic

March 20th, 2024|Comments Off on A Win-Win Shift to Waterborne Traffic

The Malta Maritime Forum welcomed the surge in users of ferry services over the month of February.  As reported in the media, the shift was mainly due to the service becoming free of charge for [...]

Valletta Waterfront’s Forni Buildings rejuvenated

February 29th, 2024|Comments Off on Valletta Waterfront’s Forni Buildings rejuvenated

Valletta Cruise Port, operators of the Valletta Waterfront have recently finalised the restoration of the historic Forni Stores. The buildings referred to as Forni Stores consist of two separate blocks varying in size and proportion. [...]

Valletta Cruise Port awarded as Best Port of Call Global

January 30th, 2024|Comments Off on Valletta Cruise Port awarded as Best Port of Call Global

For the second consecutive year, Valletta has been chosen by Spanish-speaking cruisers as the Best Port of Call Global, an honour awarded during Premios Cruceroadicto 2023 held during FITUR Madrid 2024 last week. Mark Cauchi [...]

BOV supporting climate alignment in the shipping industry

January 29th, 2024|Comments Off on BOV supporting climate alignment in the shipping industry

As a partner of the Malta Maritime Forum since its inception, Bank of Valletta's relationship with the shipping industry has been vital for the operation of international trade and commerce, which is so important for [...]

THE EUROPEAN EMISSION TRADING SYSTEM AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR MALTA

January 9th, 2024|Comments Off on THE EUROPEAN EMISSION TRADING SYSTEM AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR MALTA

The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) has gone on record on numerous occasions with its views on the introduction of the EU Directive on the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) as applied to Shipping and its negative [...]

MMF Proudly Congratulates Dr Ann Fenech on Her Inclusion in “Lloyd’s List One Hundred People – The shipping industry’s most influential people”

December 14th, 2023|Comments Off on MMF Proudly Congratulates Dr Ann Fenech on Her Inclusion in “Lloyd’s List One Hundred People – The shipping industry’s most influential people”

The Malta Maritime Forum proudly congratulates Dr Ann Fenech, on her inclusion, once again, amongst the Lloyds List Shipping Industry’s most influential people. Typically, in its 2023 Edition Fourteen, The Lloyds List One Hundred People [...]

Malta Freeport achieves record number of moves on mega vessel

December 13th, 2023|Comments Off on Malta Freeport achieves record number of moves on mega vessel

Malta Freeport Terminals performed a staggering 14,600 moves on the CMA CGM mega containership Palais Royal in a record-breaking feat for the facility. The LNG-powered, 400-metre-long vessel – capable of carrying 23,000 TEU containers – [...]

Urgent Implementation Rethink Required to Ensure Achievement of the Commendable Objectives of EU ETS Shipping

November 19th, 2023|Comments Off on Urgent Implementation Rethink Required to Ensure Achievement of the Commendable Objectives of EU ETS Shipping

The Maritime Industry is fully committed to decarbonization and environmental protection because the Industry itself is a victim of grave, climate change consequences.  Rising sea and air temperatures, shifting sea levels and the frequency of [...]

United against EU cost threat. A new EU shipping directive will deal a big blow to Malta’s Freeport’s competitiveness unless it is amended

November 12th, 2023|Comments Off on United against EU cost threat. A new EU shipping directive will deal a big blow to Malta’s Freeport’s competitiveness unless it is amended

It was both timely and pertinent for The Sunday Times of Malta to highlight the threat posed by the new EU environmental tariff (known as the EU ETS for Shipping Directive) to Malta’s import and [...]

Maritime industry at centre of new economic model for Malta

October 5th, 2023|Comments Off on Maritime industry at centre of new economic model for Malta

Malta Maritime Forum pushes on for the need to have a holistic maritime strategy and a dedicated authority. World Maritime Day has been celebrated on September 28 since 1978 to focus attention on the importance [...]

MMF Marks World Maritime Day

September 28th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Let’s stop taking the maritime industry for granted

September 3rd, 2023|Comments Off on Let’s stop taking the maritime industry for granted

The facts and figures relating to how much the maritime industry contributes to the Maltese economy have been referenced countless times and they are substantial. I will not quote them here as this information is [...]

Malta needs a new maritime strategy – ‘The maritime industry deserves and urgently needs a strategic plan’

June 26th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Valletta Cruise Port celebrates 20th anniversary

December 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Valletta Cruise Port celebrates 20th anniversary

Valletta Cruise Port, a subsidiary of Global Ports Holding celebrated its 20th anniversary. Stephen Xuereb, COO of Global Ports Holding plc and CEO of Valletta Cruise Port plc said: “I am so proud to have [...]

Malta needs a dedicated maritime authority by Godwin Xerri & Kevin J Borg

November 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on Malta needs a dedicated maritime authority by Godwin Xerri & Kevin J Borg

In July 2021, in the midst of rife specu­lation about a possible election date, the Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) submitted a ‘Maritime-Centred Manifesto’ to the prime minister and the leader of the opposition. The document [...]

Jonathan Borg: Developing Malta’s maritime industry. The Malta Maritime Forum is well-positioned to spearhead innovation in the sector

November 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Jonathan Borg: Developing Malta’s maritime industry. The Malta Maritime Forum is well-positioned to spearhead innovation in the sector

As an island in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, maritime activity has always played a very crucial role in the development of Malta. Throughout history, we as Maltese have traded with seafarers providing services [...]

MMF BOD Member Jonathan Borg appointed Chairman of Yachting Malta

November 21st, 2022|Comments Off on MMF BOD Member Jonathan Borg appointed Chairman of Yachting Malta

The Malta Maritime Forum is delighted to announce that one of its Board Members, Jonathan Borg, has been appointed Chairman of Yachting Malta. Mr Borg is most active in the Forum since inception and, more [...]

Emanuele Grimaldi attends COP27

November 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Emanuele Grimaldi attends COP27

Naples, 7 November 2022: Yesterday marked the opening of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), or COP27, which brings together two hundred [...]

MMF BOARD MEMBER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF COMITE MARITIME INTERNATIONAL

October 24th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF BOARD MEMBER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF COMITE MARITIME INTERNATIONAL

The Malta Maritime Forum is delighted to announce that Board Member and indeed one of its Founders, Dr Ann Fenech has been elected President of the Comité Maritime International.  In fact, Dr Fenech is the [...]

An Exclusive Economic Zone for Malta

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

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 [...]