Port News & Information Mediterranean, Black & Caspian Seas

Malta

Malta is an island country in the European Union (EU) consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, and part of Southern Europe. Its main seaports are the capital Valletta (Grand Harbour) and Marsaxlokk, home of Malta Freeport Terminals. Valletta Cruise Terminal is located in the Valletta.

Exceptional year for Valletta Cruise Port

Valletta Cruise Port looks forward to an excellent 2024 – January 25, 2024 Valletta Cruise Port has announced an exceptional 2023, recording close to...

Malta’s cruise business – more ships, more passengers in 2023

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – In 2023, Malta welcomed a total of 814,603 cruise ship passengers on 309 cruise ship calls. This...

Malta Freeport issues Red Sea statement

Marsaxlokk, Malta (Ports Europe) January 11, 2024 – Malta Freeport Terminals CEO Alex Montebello has said that the company is maintaining close contact...

MSC World Europa uses dockside power supply in Valletta

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) December 19, 2023 – MSC Cruises’ MSC World Europa ship has successfully used shore-supplied power (OPS –...

Malta Freeport reports record container handling

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) December 14, 2023 – Malta Freeport Terminals has reported a record 14,600 moves on containership Palais Royal, a ship of...

Malta’s Valletta Cruise Port inaugurates “cold ironing”

València, Spain (Ports Europe) December 4, 2023 – Valletta Cruise Port has inaugurated “cold ironing” with electricity supplied to a docked...

European South against EU ETS regulation

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) November 28, 2023 – Seven European shipping nations asked the European Commission (EC) to postpone the plan to include...

Malta joins opposition to EU emission tax

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) November 21, 2023 – Various voices from Malta have joined widespread criticism of the European Union’s plan to...

EU is working on a measure to protect the port of Gioia Tauro

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) November 15, 2023 – The European Union (EU) is working on a measure to protect the port of Gioia Tauro from the...

Malta reports huge rise in cruise passengers in Q3 2023

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) November 15, 2023 – The number of cruise ship passengers visiting Malta was 348,268 in Q3 2023, up +55.8% on the same...

Malta records over 55% rise in cruise ship passengers in Q3 2023

Valletta, Malta (PortSEurope) November 13, 2023 – Total cruise passenger traffic Q3 2023 was 348,268, a rise of +55.8% over the same quarter of 2022....

Malta Freeport welcomes largest ever containership to visit the island

Marsaxlokk, Malta (PortSEurope) October 16, 2023 – The MSC Mette ship has visited the Terminal Two North Quay of Malta Freeport in Birżebbuġa in the...

Malta Freeport starts cold ironing work

Marsaxlokk, Malta (PortSEurope) October 16, 2023 – Malta Freeport has started work on a cold ironing project, a technology designed to supply electricity...

Malta identifies zones for offshore wind development

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) September 1, 2023 – The Maltese government has identified six potential zones outside its 12-mile territorial waters for...

Large drug haul in Malta Freeport

Marsaxlokk, Malta (Ports Europe) August 7, 2023 – The local authorities have discovered 97 kilos of cocaine with a street value of over €11 million on...

CMA CGM starts new seasonal weekly service Turkey Libya Express

Iskenderun, Turkey (PortSEurope) June 16, 2023 – CMA CGM is to start its new seasonal weekly service Turkey Libya Express (TLX) connecting Asia with...

Malta Freeport to start dredging bay in Birżebbuġa

Valletta, Malta (PortSEurope) June 14, 2023 – Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd has submitted a proposal to dredge the bay in order to improve vessel...

World Bank publishes “The Container Port Performance Index 2022

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) May 29, 2023 – The World Bank has published “The Container Port Performance Index 2022: A Comparable Assessment of...

Malta sees cruise passengers up 185% in Q1 2023

València, Spain (Ports Europe) May 4, 2023 – Malta welcomed 71,986 cruise ships passengers in Q1 2023, up +185% on 25,198 in the same period of 2022....

Malta Freeport Terminals plans Terminal 2 expansion

Birzebbuga, Malta (Ports Europe) April 28, 2023 – Malta Freeport Terminals has signed an agreement with the government to carry out its expansion of...

Subscribe to weekly news

We keep you informed on the top European port news.