Malta: The Leading ship registry in Europe

The Maltese ship registry offers a multitude of advantages:

  • There are no restrictions on the nationality of Masters, Officers and Crew.
  • There are no trading restrictions on Maltese ships.
  • Straight forward and expeditious procedures for registration or deletion of vessels.
  • A professional and efficient maritime administration backed by a qualified and efficient team of technical officers available 24/7 for urgent matters.
  • The Malta Flag is a European Flag with a long maritime tradition.
  • Ranks 1st in Europe with a total 77.2 million combined gross tonnes registered under the flag (2018) and 6th largest world-wide.
  • On the White List of the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU.
  • Competitive ship registration and tonnage tax fees.
  • The Maltese legal system is reliable thus offering robust protection to financiers.