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Valletta is the capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, a member of the European Union. The Port of Valletta, a natural deep-water harbour, extends for about 3.6 kilometres inland. Its two-arm breakwater renders it a safe, all-weather port throughout the year, open on a 24 hour basis, although entrance may be restricted during strong Easterly winds. The Port of Valletta is a multi-purpose port equipped to offer a large spectrum of maritime services. Companies operating at the port include Palumbo Shipyards and MMH Malta Ltd. It is also the location of Valletta Cruise Port.

Valletta COVID-19 Cruise Operations Guidelines for a Safe Continuation of Cruising approved

The Maltese Authorities give green light to COVID-19 Cruise Operational Guidelines at Valletta Cruise Port – March 18, 2021 Valletta Cruise Port together...

Global Ports’ trading statement shows business hit by pandemic

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) March 14, 2021 – Last Friday, Turkey’s Global Ports Holding Ltd (GPH) reported its trading statement for 2020 which...

Malta launches a refund scheme for port charges

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg and Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses Silvio Schembri launched a...

MSC Cruises returns to service in the Mediterranean offering full-experience cruising this summer

MSC Cruises announced today that flagship MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica will resume operations in the Mediterranean starting from 16 and 29 August 2020...

MSC Cruises buys 50% stake in Palumbo Malta Shipyard

Geneva, Switzerland and Paola, Malta, 30 July 2020 – MSC Cruises and Palumbo Group today announced they have formed a joint venture to operate the Palumbo...

Global Ports Holding’s Valletta Cruise Port invests locally

Global Ports Holding’s Valletta Cruise Port invests locally; over €2m invested in revamping the outdoor area at Valletta Waterfront – July 9,...

Global Ports Holding – Q1 2020 Trading Statement

Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, today issues a trading update for the period from 1 January to 31...

Cruise traffic in Malta down nearly 50%

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) April 30, 2020 – In the first quarter of 2020, there were nine cruise liner calls before March 10, 2020, after which...

Malta Enterprise and Universita’ di Salerno to set-up joint business incubator in Malta

Malta Enterprise and Universita’ degli Studi di Salerno (UniSA) signed a cooperation agreement to support a new concept model called ‘Economy of the...

Palumbo set to sell stake in Malta shipyard to MSC Cruises

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) February 20, 2020 – Naples-based Palumbo Group is reported locally to be selling a 50% stake in its Cospicua shipyard in...

Infrastructure Malta looks to provide onshore electricity to reduce Grand Harbour pollution

Malta (Ports Europe) February 5, 2020 – Infrastructure Malta has published details of a two-stage plan to reduce pollution from vessels using the...

Total cruise passenger traffic in Malta down 12% in Q4 2019

National Statistics Office – Total cruise passenger traffic during the fourth quarter of 2019 amounted to 166,859, a decrease of 12.7 per cent over the...

Global Ports Holding announces nine month results

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) December 12, 2019 – Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, has today...

Total Malta cruise passenger traffic in Q3 2019 was 257,178, up 36.1%

Valletta, Malta (PortSEurope) November 5, 2019 – The National Statistics Office (NSO) has reported that in the period January-September 2019, total...

Malta’s total cruise passenger traffic in Q2 2019 up 44.2%

Valletta, Malta (PortSEurope) July 23, 2019 – In the second quarter of 2019, Malta received 130 cruise liner calls, an increase of 27 calls compared to...

Global Ports Holding Plc reports stable Q1 2019

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) May 14, 2019 – Global Ports Holding Plc, a leading global independent cruise port operator, has issued a trading update...

Consultative Meeting on Valletta Grand Harbour Regeneration Plan

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) May 6, 2019 – The Malta Maritime Forum has hosted an event to discuss growth in Grand Harbour operations and its immediate...

Malta’s Valletta expects record-high cruise passenger numbers in 2019

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) April 18, 2019 – Malta’s Valletta Cruise Port is preparing for a record number of 800,000 cruise passengers...

Is Malta missing out on the new Silk Road?

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) March 27, 2019 – After the Italian ports of Genoa and Trieste joint the China’s new Silk Road project, the attention...

Global Ports Holding Plc – financial results for 2018

March 12, 2019 Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, has reported its unaudited results for the twelve...

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