Maltese MLA: Newsletter 2/2023
On 30 May 2023 the Malta Maritime Law Association together with the Authority for Transport in Malta and the Malta International Shipowners Association organized the Malta Shipping Symposium. The event celebrated Malta’s maritime flag achievements since the enactment of the Merchant Shipping Act back in 1973. The Symposium was attended by pioneers of Malta’s Shipping Industry growth such as Mr. Joe Curmi, Malta’s First Registrar of Ships, who shared authentic anecdotes concerning the launch of Malta’s registry. He was followed by a number of practitioners, ship owners and academics who, throughout the last five decades, contributed to the success of the Malta’s Shipping industry.
The event was a huge success with 200 participants bringing together industry stakeholders from the local and international shipping community.
On 28 June, the Malta Maritime Law Association held its mid-year update followed up by the Annual General Meeting held on 11,th December, 2023. The purpose of this meeting was to update all Members about the initiatives various sub-committees were involved in during 2023. These included updates concerning amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act to be adopted in the near future, the licensing of ship registration practitioners, recent activities led by the yachting and education sub-committees.