Malta Prioritises Blue Economy and Maritime Cluster

Malta Prioritises Blue Economy and Maritime Cluster

January 06, 2020-PortStrategy.com

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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