Malta as a Maritime Hub

Malta … one island, many Hubs

With its strategic location in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has become a major maritime hub for various industries, including:

  • Transhipment hub for Malta Freeport, Oil Tanking and Kordin Grain Terminal
  • Maritime Hub mainly for oil and gas
  • Logistics Hub that links Europe with North Africa and the rest of the world.

Malta … your Maritime Service Hub

  • Attractive Ship and Yacht registration benefits for Maltese and foreign (ie non-Maltese registered) owners
  • Excellent geographic location at the crossroads of major global shipping trades with almost no route deviation
  • Deep natural harbours with well equipped ports including heavy lifting equipment
  • Safe anchorage for various OPL operations and generally mild weather with little disruption to outside operations
  • Various ship requirements are served at OPL, saving time and money
  • Fast and certified service boats available 24/7 all year round
  • Launch service allowed close to Port Entrance meaning reducing time deployed by conveyance boats
  • Daily flights making Malta easily accessible to/from various countries (direct connection to over 90 airports)
  • Short distances to/from airport
  • No Visa required for EU citizens and quick Visa approvals for crew members of various nationalities
  • Wide selection of hotels that can suit clients’ different tastes and budgets
  • Hassle-free formalities on release and clearance of spare parts with no taxes/duties payable
  • An education and training centre attracting various nationalities studying a wide variety of subjects