Useful links and other resources relating to Maltese and international maritime law and ship registration as well as relevant international entities:
Malta Maritime Forum
The MMLA is a member of the Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) which was launched in August 2015 (see article in the Times of Malta). The MMF is a non-governmental organisation that serves as a common platform for those Malta-based entities who are involved in the maritime, logistical and transport sector in Malta.
Main objecive of the MMF is to act as a constituted body so as to consult and be consulted by the government in the development of public policies that can have a bearing on Malta’s maritime industry. In May 2021 Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon took over the Chairmanship of the Forum from former EU Commissioner Dr Joe Borg.
The CMI is the oldest international organisation in the maritime field formally established in 1897 and one of the first NGOs to be granted consultative status by the IMO. The CMI is responsible for the drafting of international maritime conventions and thus sends Observers to all meetings of the IMO Legal Committee.
In 2014, Dr Ann Fenech, President of the MMLA, was nominated for and elected to the Executive Council of CMI. She was re-appointed in 2017 after her first term expired. In 2018 Dr Ann Fenech was elected Vice-President of the CMI. She is Co-Chair of the IWG on Judicial Sales and CMI Co-Ordinator at Working Group VI UNCITRAL.
DG for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries
DG for Mobility & Transport
ECSA – European Community Shipowners’ Association
EMLO – European Maritime Law Organisation
EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency
European Union Law
REMPEC – Regional Maritime Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea
BIMCO – Baltic and International Maritime Council
IACS – International Association of Classification Societies
INTERCARGO – International Association of Dry Cargo Ship Owners
INTERTANKO – Internat. Association of Independent Tanker Owners
ILO – International Law Office
IMLI – International Maritime Law Institute
IMO – International Maritime Organization
Jones Act – Maritime Injury Centre
UN – United Nations
WSC – World Shipping Council