Malta Maritime Authority


Malta Maritime Authority (MMA, Awtorità Marittima ta' Malta) used to be an independent state corporation and government agency that is responsible for the governance, operation, regulation and promotion of the ports of the Mediterranean archipelago nation of Malta. Operation of the principal cargo port, Malta Freeport, is done in conjunction with Malta Freeport Terminals, a company established in 1988.[1] Malta's smaller ports provide service to pleasure craft and yacht marinas, ferry services, the fishing industry and local trade. The MMA's Ports Directorate is the port authority for all ports in Malta.[2] The Malta International Ship Register is a department of the MMA.[3]

As from 2010 the MMA no longer exists as a separate entity but forms part of Transport Malta, a governmental institution which encompasses transport control of the islands over sea, land and air.

Major portsEdit

Malta has a rich maritime heritage, and principal ports include:[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Malta Freeport, Company profile[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ MMA, The Organization, Ports Directorate Archived 2009-02-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ MMA, Ship Registration Archived 2009-01-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ MMA, Port Notices, Ports Archived 2009-02-03 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  • Malta Maritime Authority official site
  • Malta Freeport official site
  • Gozo Channel Company, providing ferry services
  • International Maritime Law Institute, in Msida, Malta