Useful links and other resources relating to Maltese and international maritime law and ship registration as well as relevant international entities:
Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre (MSPC) and Malta Maritime Forum (MMF)
In 2015 the MMLA has joined the Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre (MSPC), a maritime cluster bringing together all sectors of the maritime/logistics industry. The promotion centre has a neutral and non-commercial status, is officially registered as an NGO and acts as a go-between to bring concerned parties around the discussion table and thus afford a greater and more effective synergy between the stakeholders and industry participants of Malta. The MSPC has grown and transformed itself into a maritime cluster.
In August 2015 the Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) was launched (see article in the Times of Malta). Aim 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. The MMF is chaired by former European Commissioner Joe Borg.
Malta Marittima is a recently is a Government of Malta agency that was recently established. One of its main objectives is to bring industry and government stakeholders together so as to focus and promote the continued and enhanced development of the marine and maritime industries in the Maltese Islands. A representative of the MMLA has been invited to sit on the Board of Directors of Malta Marittima.
Comité Maritime International (CMI)
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.
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