• Why Malta?

    • Quality marine services
    • Respected legislation
    • A strategic geographical location
    • World-class port facilities
    • Modern infrastructure
    • EU Membership status
    • Being a touristic haven
    • An English-speaking workforce
    • A secure & peaceful environment
  • Corporate Services

    It is an increasingly accepted procedure to use a company or other form of corporate vehicle to hold a super yacht...

  • The Benefits

    Being able to apply for 100% exemption from income tax on the resultant profit is essentially the most attractive proposition...

  • Water Weights

    Water Weights’ water-filled proof load bags were originally designed in 1979 as a safer and more cost-effective alternative to solid weights, for testing the safe working load of cranes on North Sea oil & gas installations...

  • Underwater Services

    KS Shipping Malta offers a wide range of services in the fields of commercial and ocean technology...

  • Professional Ship Management

    The mission of KS Ship Management is to offer our clients capable, safe, environmentally sound and cost- effective services. We are dedicated to continuously developing our systems and skills in a proactive approach, ensuring that all employees...

  • "The only safe ship

    in a storm is leadership."

    Faye Wattleton


The Benefits of owning a Shipping Company

Being able to apply for 100% exemption from income tax on the resultant profit is essentially the most attractive proposition. In fact, a Malta shipping company registered under the Merchant Shipping Act is a very tax-efficient medium with which one can own and register its ships under the Maltese flag. Companies owning or operating (including under bareboat charter) Malta-flagged vessels may apply and benefit for complete exemption from income tax on the resultant earnings.

Malta’s Advantages include:

  • Malta flagged ships may be registered in the name of legally constituted corporate bodies or entities, or by European Union citizens irrespective of nationality
  • Low Malta company formation costs
  • Low Malta ship registration costs and competitive Maltese tonnage tax costs
  • Progressive reduction in registration in the Maltese ship register and tonnage tax costs for younger ships
  • Attractive incentives to owners, registered charterers and financiers of Maltese ships of over 1,000 net tonnage; these incentives may also be extended to smaller ships
  • No restrictions on the nationality of the master, officers and crew
  • No restrictions on the sale or transfer of shares of a company owning Maltese ships
  • No restrictions on the sale and mortgaging of Maltese ships
  • No trading restrictions
  • Preferential treatment to Maltese ships in certain ports
  • 24/7 service in respect of urgent matters
  • Malta is an international maritime centre providing a complete range of maritime services


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