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 members’ interests while promoting the interests of Malta’s international industry and furthering the reputation of the Malta flag with the vision of sustainable green shipping industry.  The Association which is affiliated with the Forum currently focuses on sustainability issues as well as on the plight of seafarers and ship operations due to delayed crew changes. The article which first appeared in the Times of Malta is accessible on the following link.

Author: MMF