The MMF met with the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise and the CEO of Malta Enterprise where it shared its serious concerns regarding business and carbon leakage risks arising from the implementation of EU ETS on Shipping.

The MMF has so far met 23 different stakeholders on the matter since August as it stepped its efforts to minimise the impending risks on Malta’s maritime industry and the wider economy that depends on efficient shipping connections.

Minister Miriam Dalli recently participated in an EU Environment Council where she joined other Mediterranean EU Member States in highlighting serious concern pursuant to the implementation rules of the Directive. On behalf of the Industry, the MMF shall continue to support the Malta government in pertinent discussions with the European Commission to ensure EU ports located in southern Europe do not suffer unfair competitive terms and regulatory discrimination to ensure future business continuity.

On this occasion, the Forum was represented by Chairman, Godwin Xerri; Deputy Chairman, Alex Montebello and CEO, Kevin J Borg.

Karin Grech
Author: Karin Grech