Malta Prioritises Blue Economy and Maritime Cluster

Malta Prioritises Blue Economy and Maritime Cluster

January 06,

When Malta held the presidency of the European Union Council two years ago, the maritime sector was a declared priority. Malta’s efforts in pushing the maritime agenda led to the 2017 Valletta Declaration and laid the path for a more ‘holistic’ and integrated EU strategy on maritime management. At the ‘local’ level, Malta is continuing to develop and champion its maritime cluster, including its role as a container transhipment and bunkering hub, and as home to Europe’s leading flag and a thriving maritime legal sector. Malta Marittima, a relatively new government agency, has been tasked with promoting the whole of the island’s ‘Blue Economy’, focusing on five main clusters: energy, fisheries and aquaculture, logistics, marine engineering and maritime commercial.


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