Record 14% increase in Malta Ship Registration

The Maltese Register of Shipping has registered an increase of almost 8.3 million gross tonnage representing a growth rate of 14.3% over the previous year, according to statistics issued by Transport Malta.

As at end of December 2015, the registered gross tonnage under the Merchant Shipping Act was 66.2 million gross tons. These statistics represent record figures for the Malta Flag and a significant achievement for the Malta Flag Administration, since over 900 ships for a total gross tonnage of over 12 million tons were registered during the year.

These results continued to consolidate Malta’s position as the leading Ship Register in Europe and the 6th largest in the world.