24 January 2014

Maltese ship register the largest in European Union

Transport Malta reports strong improvement and record figures in Malta’s ship register for 2013

MaltaToday 20/01/2014: Transport Malta has registered a solid performance and strong improvement in ship and yacht registration in 2013 registering a growth of 13.6% equivalent to over 6 million gross tonnes and a growth of 18% in yacht registration over the previous year.

The figures consolidate Malta's position as the largest merchant flag in the European Union and the seventh worldwide. As at the end of December 2013, the registered tonnage of ships registered under the Merchant Shipping Act, exceeded the 50 million gross tons for the first time ever, totalling 51.8 million gross tons...read on.