MMF held Annual General Assembly

May 21st, 2024|Comments Off on MMF held Annual General Assembly

Whilst addressing his fellow members during the recent Annual General Assembly, Godwin Xerri outlined the key policy priorities for the Malta Maritime Forum which it has continued to champion over the past months and will [...]

MMF MBN Showcasing Maritime Malta Networking Event

March 4th, 2024|Comments Off on MMF MBN Showcasing Maritime Malta Networking Event

The MMF and the UK Branch of the Malta Business Network successfully organised their “Showcasing Maritime Malta” networking event which was held at    the prestigious International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London on 27 February. [...]

MMF Meeting TM CEO and Permanent Secretary

November 7th, 2023|Comments Off on MMF Meeting TM CEO and Permanent Secretary

The Board of the Malta Maritime Forum met with the Chairman and CEO of Transport Malta (TM) and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects to discuss a number of [...]

MMF sharing concerns regarding ETS with Minister Miriam Dalli

October 27th, 2023|Comments Off on MMF sharing concerns regarding ETS with Minister Miriam Dalli

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 [...]

MMF at MCESD Meeting

October 13th, 2023|Comments Off on MMF at MCESD Meeting

On 13 October the MMF gave an extensive presentation to the country’s social partners at the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) on the risks which Malta is facing from the implementation of [...]

MMF CEO meets EP President Dr Roberta Metsola

October 11th, 2023|Comments Off on MMF CEO meets EP President Dr Roberta Metsola

On 11 October the MMF CEO Mr Kevin J Borg discussed the implementation of the EU’s Emission Transport System (ETS) on Shipping with the President of the European Parliament, Dr Roberta Metsola, during a recent [...]

BOD Member Miriam Camilleri at WestMED Maritime Clusters Conference

October 6th, 2023|Comments Off on BOD Member Miriam Camilleri at WestMED Maritime Clusters Conference

Board Member Miriam Camilleri represented the Malta Maritime Forum at an international conference organized by WestMED entitled “Blue Challenges in the Mediterranean – Boosting New Sustainable Opportunities”. Miriam Camilleri delivered a presentation entitled “The Italian-Maltese [...]

MMF Meets Hon Ivan Castillo

September 27th, 2023|Comments Off on MMF Meets Hon Ivan Castillo

MMF representatives led by the Chairman, Godwin Xerri met with the Opposition Spokesperson for Maritime Affairs, the Hon Ivan Castillo. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss matters of topical interest including the ETS [...]

MMF meeting Dr Josianne Cutajar MEP

September 19th, 2023|Comments Off on MMF meeting Dr Josianne Cutajar MEP

The MMF held a meeting in the European Parliament with Dr Josianne Cutajar MEP in her capacity as Vice Chairperson of Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas (SEARICA). The MMF coordinated this meeting [...]

MMF Chairman at Sustainability Conference

September 19th, 2023|Comments Off on MMF Chairman at Sustainability Conference

Mr Godwin Xerri participated in a conference organized by Transport Malta entitled “Public and Private: An alliance towards a modal shift – The sustainable Multi-Intermodal Transport Hubs (SMITHS).” On this occasion, the MMF Chairman delivered [...]

MMF submits 2024 Budget Proposals

August 23rd, 2023|Comments Off on MMF submits 2024 Budget Proposals

For the third successive year, the MMF is proactively contributing its ideas towards the national budget consultation process. Over the past days, the Forum presented an internally generated document containing 13 concrete, maritime-focused proposals to [...]

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 [...]

New Chairman of Malta Maritime Forum Outlines Key Priorities for the Industry

May 29th, 2023|Comments Off on New Chairman of Malta Maritime Forum Outlines Key Priorities for the Industry

In his inaugural speech at the Malta Maritime Forum's Progress Meeting held at Sa Maison House, MMF's chairperson, Mr Gowdin Xerri  expressed his gratitude and pride in assuming this esteemed position and acknowledged the [...]

Godwin Xerri is Appointed New Chairman of Malta Maritime Forum

April 19th, 2023|Comments Off on Godwin Xerri is Appointed New Chairman of Malta Maritime Forum

The Board of Directors of the Malta Maritime Forum appointed Mr Godwin Xerri as the third Chairman in the young history of this dynamic Organisation. Mr Xerri succeeds Judge Emeritus Zammit McKeon who was last [...]

Maritime community thanks Judge Joseph Zammit McKeon

March 7th, 2023|Comments Off on Maritime community thanks Judge Joseph Zammit McKeon

Zammit McKeon steps down from Malta Maritime Forum to become Ombudsman The Malta Maritime Forum  (MMF) has congratulated Judge Joseph Zammit McKeon on being appointed Ombudsman by unanimous vote in the House of Representatives on [...]

REACTIONS OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY TO THE 2023 BUDGET SPEECH

October 25th, 2022|Comments Off on REACTIONS OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY TO THE 2023 BUDGET SPEECH

The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) acknowledged the approach taken in the 2023 Budget whereby the Government has decided to cushion the economy from the significant hikes in the cost of fuel and energy at an [...]

MMF BOD meets Minister Aaron Farrugia

October 20th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF BOD meets Minister Aaron Farrugia

The Board of Directors of MMF held a meeting with the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects to share views on current challenges and opportunities facing the maritime industry. The Hon Aaron Farrugia praised the [...]

MMF 2023 Budget Proposals

September 16th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF 2023 Budget Proposals

The MMF articulated a set of 9 concrete proposals for the 2023 Budget which in early September were presented in person to the Minister of Finance, and in October to the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure [...]

MMF Chairman and CEO meet incoming CEO of TM

August 18th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF Chairman and CEO meet incoming CEO of TM

The MMF Chairman and CEO met with Transport Malta CEO, Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi to open regular discussions on matters of pressing importance to the maritime industry. Both parties exchanged notes on the proposed Demerger of [...]

MMF-BOV Seminar on Energy Efficiency in the Maritime Sector

July 26th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF-BOV Seminar on Energy Efficiency in the Maritime Sector

A valuable collaboration between Bank of Valletta and the Malta Maritime Forum plays an important role in bringing all the stakeholders together and keeping them abreast of developments in the sector while working hand-in-hand for [...]

MMF celebrates membership

July 19th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF celebrates membership

On 12 July, the Malta Maritime Forum celebrated its membership with an evening social event held at the Magazino Hall at Valletta Cruise Port. In his opening address MMF Chairman Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon [...]

MMF invited to consultation meeting with OECD and EC

May 19th, 2022|Comments Off on MMF invited to consultation meeting with OECD and EC

The Malta Maritime Forum was invited to a consultation meeting with a joint delegation from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission to discuss a project entitled: ‘Implementing Malta’s Sustainable [...]

Valletta Cruise Port engaging in Maritime Education and Training

May 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Valletta Cruise Port engaging in Maritime Education and Training

Mark Cauchi Garzia, Head of Operations and Projects at Valletta Cruise Port plc put forward the views of the Cruise Industry during the MMF-WestMed Blue Skills conference organised on the occasion of European Maritime Day. [...]

Chief Pilot on skills requirements within the Maritime Industry

May 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Chief Pilot on skills requirements within the Maritime Industry

Chief Pilot and MMF Board Member Capt Jesmond Mifsud gave a broad overview of the massive skills requirements within the Maritime Industry during the MMF-WestMed Blue Skills conference which was organised on the occasion of [...]

Dr Ann Fenech moderates panel discussion at MMF-WestMED Conference

May 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Dr Ann Fenech moderates panel discussion at MMF-WestMED Conference

Whilst chairing a panel discussion during the MMF-WestMED Blue Skills Conference on 12 May, Dr Ann Fenech, Board Member of the MMF, said that the maritime industry offers a multitude of careers prospects for our [...]

Malta Freeport CEO highlights current skill shortages

May 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Malta Freeport CEO highlights current skill shortages

MaltaFreeportTerminals CEO Alex Montebello identified the skills set that will be required by the industry in the future as well as highlighting current skill shortages in an intervention at a webinar organised by the Malta [...]

TM Chairman and CEO addresses MMF-WestMED Conference

May 19th, 2022|Comments Off on TM Chairman and CEO addresses MMF-WestMED Conference

Mr Joseph Bugeja, Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta addressed the MMF-WestMED conference held on 12 May. Outlining, the current state of play, he said that the industry is facing a challenge from the shortage [...]

Minister addresses MMF-WestMed Conference on Blue Skills

May 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Minister addresses MMF-WestMed Conference on Blue Skills

The incoming Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects addressed the MMF-WestMed conference on Blue Skills held to coincide with European Maritime Day. In a brief welcome address, the Hon Dr. Aaron Farrugia declared that [...]

Perit Karmenu Vella addresses MMF-WestMED event

May 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Perit Karmenu Vella addresses MMF-WestMED event

Former European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Perit Karmenu Vella addressed the MMF-Westmed event on 12 May outlining the long list of free services provided by the oceans. "It is a main source [...]

MMF CEO addresses SME Conference

November 11th, 2021|Comments Off on MMF CEO addresses SME Conference

The CEO addressed the MEA, SME Conference entitled “SMEs and Green Growth – The Journey Ahead”, where he spoke about the potential for technology in enhancing the progress towards carbon-neutrality in the Maritime Industry. The [...]

CEO participated in ENMC Annual Meeting

October 27th, 2021|Comments Off on CEO participated in ENMC Annual Meeting

The CEO participated in the Annual Meeting of the European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC) held in hybrid mode on 27th October. Representatives from corresponding network clusters in the EU and EEA also participated to [...]

MMF signs partnership agreement with MEA

October 19th, 2021|Comments Off on MMF signs partnership agreement with MEA

The Malta Maritime Forum is pleased to announce the striking of a Partnership Agreement with the Malta Employers’ Association (MEA). The agreement is aimed at granting the MMF wider exposure on the MEA media [...]

MMF welcomes proposed demerger of Transport Malta

October 15th, 2021|Comments Off on MMF welcomes proposed demerger of Transport Malta

The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) welcomes Minister Ian Borg’s announcement that Cabinet gave the green light for Transport Malta to be de-merged into separate entities for land transport, aviation and maritime affairs. Indeed, the [...]

Dr Ann Fenech re-elected as Vice President of Comité Maritime International

October 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Dr Ann Fenech re-elected as Vice President of Comité 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 for a second term as Vice President of the Comité Maritime [...]

MMF CEO interviewed for Bluesprout Project

September 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on MMF CEO interviewed for Bluesprout Project

The CEO gave a 60-minute interview to Dr Karsten Xuereb, Visiting Lecturer, Research Support Officer, Radio Producer & Presenter on the work and role of the Malta Maritime Forum over Zoom. During the interview, [...]

MMF writes to Minister for Education

August 31st, 2021|Comments Off on MMF writes to Minister for Education

The Malta Maritime Forum wrote to the Education Minister to express surprise at the fact that the maritime industry does not feature in the “I Choose – Nagħżel il-Karriera Tiegħi’” initiative for 2021. This initiative [...]

MMF submits proposals for Budget 2022

August 30th, 2021|Comments Off on MMF submits proposals for Budget 2022

In anticipation of the national Budget which is to be presented to Parliament on October 11, the MMF submitted a set of concrete proposals to the Minister of Finance. The MMF deems it crucial [...]

MMF present at launch of Valletta Grand Harbour Strategic Plan

August 7th, 2021|Comments Off on MMF present at launch of Valletta Grand Harbour Strategic Plan

The MMF was present at the launch of the Valletta Grand Harbour Waterfront Strategic Plan on the invitation of the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, the Hon. Ian Borg. The MMF was [...]

MMF pleased to note that Commercial Section of Civil Courts is being bolstered

June 15th, 2021|Comments Off on MMF pleased to note that Commercial Section of Civil Courts is being bolstered

The Malta Maritime Forum is pleased to note that the Civil Court (Commercial Section) is being bolstered in line with recommendations it had made in the public domain last March. In fact, the Forum [...]

MMF meets EP Member Magdalena Adamowicz

June 9th, 2021|Comments Off on MMF meets EP Member Magdalena Adamowicz

A discussion was held between members of the Malta Maritime Forum and Dr Magdalena Adamowicz a member of the European Parliament from the EPP - European People's Party and active member of the EPs Transport [...]

MMF and BOV organise Business Webinar on Trade, Transport & Tourism

May 28th, 2021|Comments Off on MMF and BOV organise Business Webinar on Trade, Transport & Tourism

Steen Jakobsen, CIO and Chief Economist of SAXO Bank expressed himself more than optimistic about Malta’s prospects for economic recovery at a business webinar organised by the Malta Maritime Forum and Bank of Valletta on [...]

MMF welcomes the Port Charges Refund Scheme

August 13th, 2020|Comments Off on MMF welcomes the Port Charges Refund Scheme

The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) is very appreciative of the Port Charges Refund Scheme announced yesterday. This was one of the proposals made by MMF to assist and stimulate business in the Maritime sector in [...]

Malta Maritime Forum Outraged at Government’s Inaction

April 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Malta Maritime Forum Outraged at Government’s Inaction

Local maritime entities have lost 40% to a 100% total market share wipeout An industry that provides employment to 11,500 workers is at risk   The Malta Maritime Forum notes with deep regret and concern [...]

MMF urges Malta Government to support the Maritime Industry during Covid19

March 31st, 2020|Comments Off on MMF urges Malta Government to support the Maritime Industry during Covid19

The Maltese maritime industry, represented by the Malta Maritime Forum is perplexed, to say the least, that it has been largely overlooked by Government in the measures that have been announced to date to assist [...]

Annual Presidium of ENMC held in Malta

October 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Annual Presidium of ENMC held in Malta

The European Network of Maritime Clusters, to which the Malta Maritime Forum are members, opted to hold their annual presidium in Malta for 2018. A networking event was organized on the 15th October by the [...]

MMF CEO delivers presentation at SEP 2019 Conference

May 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on MMF CEO delivers presentation at SEP 2019 Conference

The importance of a common platform that brings together all the entities and enterprises involved in the maritime sector was highlighted by the Malta Maritime Forum CEO, Michael Callus during a short presentation delivered at the [...]

Consultative Meeting on the Grand Harbour Regeneration Plan

April 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Consultative Meeting on the Grand Harbour Regeneration Plan

The Malta Maritime Forum together with the Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry organized a consultative meeting on Tuesday 16thApril, 2019, on the Grand Harbour Regeneration Plan Project being conducted by the Ministry of Transport, [...]

MMF gearing up for 2019 Courses

December 15th, 2018|Comments Off on MMF gearing up for 2019 Courses

Pro Crew is a suite of courses being developed under the Large Yacht Code framework to provide STCW course requirements for the Superyacht industry. An array of yachting related courses will be delivered on a [...]

Teen Cafe

November 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Teen Cafe

The Malta Maritime Forum collaborated with Transport Malta, the Ministry of Education and the National Skills Council in the Educational Field to raise awareness to young students about the career opportunities surrounding the Maritime Industry. [...]

Progress Meeting 15 November 2018 & AGM

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Progress Meeting 15 November 2018 & AGM

The second progress meeting for 2018 was held at Bank of Valletta Headquarters, Corporate Sponsors of the Malta Maritime Forum. An opening address was delivered by Mr. Kenneth Farrugia, Chief Business Development Officer of Investments [...]

Institute of Chartered ShipBrokers Open Day

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Institute of Chartered ShipBrokers Open Day

The Malta Maritime Forum in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered shipbrokers organised an open day for prospective students at the Malta Chamber of Commerce premises, on12th September 2018.

MMF CEO appointed as Transport Malta Chairperson

June 28th, 2018|Comments Off on MMF CEO appointed as Transport Malta Chairperson

Former MMF CEO Mr. Joe Bugeja was nominated to fill the position of Chairman and CEO of Transport Malta. This is indeed a prestigious position and the MMF is indeed proud to have had Mr. [...]

The Malta Maritime Forum icw the Container Traders 7 Innovators Association delivers CTIA CSC Course – Certificate to 22 students who have successfully attended the courses regarding the CONVENTION FOR SAFE CONTAINERS

May 18th, 2018|Comments Off on The Malta Maritime Forum icw the Container Traders 7 Innovators Association delivers CTIA CSC Course – Certificate to 22 students who have successfully attended the courses regarding the CONVENTION FOR SAFE CONTAINERS

The Course was intended for operational/technical staff members who are involved in container operations, shipping, handling, leasing, inspection, sales, trading, transport and depot management. The Course was approved by the Malta Maritime Forum and is [...]

MMF and IPC Italy, hold a 4 Day Maritime Program in Malta

May 7th, 2018|Comments Off on MMF and IPC Italy, hold a 4 Day Maritime Program in Malta

  The Malta Maritime Forum and The International Propeller Clubs – Italy Join Forces to Organise a Four-Day Maritime Program in `MALTA’.   The Italian delegation was made up of 45 professional persons from the [...]

MMF launches CSC Awareness Course

March 15th, 2018|Comments Off on MMF launches CSC Awareness Course

 CONVENTION FOR SAFE CONTAINERS AWARENESS COURSE The Malta Maritime Forum and the Container Traders & Innovators Association are pleased to announce a 1-Day Professional Awareness Course. The training is being held in conjunction with the [...]

MMF organises first Marine Induction Course

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on MMF organises first Marine Induction Course

The Malta Maritime Forum organised the first Marine Induction Course aimed at creating awareness amongst newly employed personnel in the shopping industry for land-based jobs. 12 students successfully completed the training course held in January and [...]

Chartered Shipbrokers January Open Day

January 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Chartered Shipbrokers January Open Day

The Malta Maritime Forum in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered shipbrokers organized an open day at the Malta Chamber of Commerce premises, on the 25th January 2018.

MMF Launches Marine Induction Course

January 9th, 2018|Comments Off on MMF Launches Marine Induction Course

The Malta Maritime Forum has launched a marine induction course, in conjunction with the Malta Maritime Research and Training Centre and the full endorsement of the Transport Malta Ports and Yachting Directorate. The course is [...]

MMF holds Annual General Meeting

December 21st, 2017|Comments Off on MMF holds Annual General Meeting

The Malta Maritime Forum has recently held its annual general meeting at Europa House, Valletta. The programme included a number of distinguished speakers who made presentations to highlight progress and issues relating to the maritime [...]

MMF joins Maritime Organisations to respond letter by EU Commissioner

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on MMF joins Maritime Organisations to respond letter by EU Commissioner

Malta Maritime Forum joined the Malta Maritime Law Association, the Yachting  Trade Section within the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and the Super Yacht Industry Network Malta to issue a response to a [...]