August 2022

The Birth of the Malta Ship Register by Joseph Curmi MOM

August 22nd, 2022|

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 the foremost Ships’ Registry in Europe and a leading Register globally. As an introduction, I should state that my long involvement in shipping matters started surprisingly quite by coincidence. It so happened that when I [...]

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

August 9th, 2022|

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 international organization. It was established in Antwerp in 1897, with the objective to contribute by all appropriate means and activities to the unification of maritime law in all its aspects. To this end, it promotes [...]

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July 2022

MMF Chairman on Specialized Court for Maritime Litigations

July 19th, 2022|

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 full article, please click here

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June 2022

MMF Chairman on energy efficiency opportunities in maritime transport

June 23rd, 2022|

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

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

June 9th, 2022|

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 a conference on Blue Skills organised by the MMF and WestMED on 12 May. The full article is accessible here https://lnkd.in/eAhc5jui  

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May 2022

GRIMALDI GROUP’S ECO MALTA CHRISTENED IN VALLETTA

May 30th, 2022|

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 hybrid ships belonging to the innovative GG5G (Grimaldi Green 5th Generation) class and ordered by the company from the Chinese Jinling shipyard located in Nanjing. President of Malta George Vella, representatives of other national authorities [...]

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MMF invited to launch of new course at MaritimeMT

May 16th, 2022|

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 new minister responsible for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Hon Aaron Farrugia and the Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta. At the event, the MMF congratulated MaritimeMT on this important milestone. In fact, it is being [...]

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

May 12th, 2022|

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. Dayna Camilleri Clarke speaks to Judge Emeritus JOSEPH ZAMMIT MCKEON, Chairman, Malta Maritime Forum ahead of a conference on the same subject. “I was recently honoured to open a seminar organised by the Malta Maritime [...]

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March 2022

Credit where credit is due − Joseph Zammit McKeon

March 28th, 2022|

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 the salvage operation on the chemical tanker Chem P, particularly Tug Malta and its crew members who, through their determined and brave actions, last weekend, managed to avert disaster for the vessel, its crew and, [...]

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Sustainable transport and cleaner solutions

March 7th, 2022|

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 held online on February 24 and tackled various topical issues with respect to the maritime industry and how it can support a shift to more sustainable transport. During my intervention, I maintained that one way [...]

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November 2021

The Role of Technology in Enhancing the Progress towards Carbon-Neutrality in the Maritime Industry

November 28th, 2021|

The maritime industry is already the most energy efficient mode of transport of goods and people.  This efficiency results from the critical mass it enjoys – transporting 23,000 containers at one go, on a single ship.  Shipping gives the lowest emission cost per ton mile, so therefore, the carbon footprint of transporting, say, a shoe-box is much smaller if transported by sea as compared to road or other forms of [...]

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August 2021

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

August 2nd, 2021|

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.  True to its mission to serve as a maritime cluster and a common platform for the maritime industry for the purposes of influencing national maritime policy and facilitating communication between industry players and the country’s [...]

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April 2021

The Effect of Covid-19 on the Maltese Shipping Industry

April 1st, 2021|

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 industry. This article appeared in the ILO Shipping & Transport news and can be accessed here.

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March 2021

Accolades to the Malta Flag of Ship Registration

March 22nd, 2021|

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 trade association for ship owners and ship operators representing over 80% of the world merchant fleet with 100,000 vessels. The comparative analysis of all the flags of ship registration is published annually to give ship [...]

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MMF playing pivotal role in Maritime Industry’s success

March 1st, 2021|

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 industry which continued to serve the country even though the most challenging times of the pandemic.  Mr Borg argues that too often maritime services are generally taken for granted and people tend to overlook the [...]

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November 2020

The maritime sector’s potential towards economic growth

November 16th, 2020|

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 GDP, employment and productivity. With the professional economic analysis of empirical facts, the study is the first of its kind and aims to serve both policymakers and the public to appreciate the importance of the [...]

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October 2020

Voice of Malta’s Flagbearers

October 20th, 2020|

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 voluntary NGO when the growth of the Maltese Ship Register to one of the largest of the world called for a national association international in nature.  MISA’s main aim is to foster and protect its [...]

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February 2019

A Holistic plan for Maritime Malta

February 6th, 2019|

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 means of communication with the outside world. The sea does not isolate us – rather it is our bridge to the rest of the world. Quoting from a recent feature penned by Professor Oliver Friggieri [...]

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January 2018

Malta’s Maritime Vocation

January 18th, 2018|

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 off the vital Gibraltar and Suez Canal routes. Throughout its chequered history dating back millennia, Malta has always been an important hub for both merchant as well as naval shipping. Its natural harbours were a [...]

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