Malta Flag Registration
Through it’s fully owned subsidiary company, Flagport Ltd, we at Gollcher specialise in Malta Flag Registration of ships and yachts.
Among its wide range of Maritime facilities and services, Malta boasts an active and reputable International Ship Registry which currently ranks as the largest merchant flag in Europe and the sixth worldwide.
All types of vessels, trading or under construction, as well as Yachts, Superyachts and Cruise Liners may be registered under the Malta Flag provided that they are wholly owned by Maltese citizens or Maltese Shipping Companies. “International Owners” may also register vessels under the Malta Flag provided that they appoint a local “Resident Agent” in Malta. Flagport offers the services of a “Resident Agent”. The formation of a Malta shipping company is a straightforward process with no restrictions on the nationality of shareholders and directors.
Advantages of Malta Flag Registration
- The Malta Flag is a European Flag ranking first in Europe and the 6th largest, world-wide
- Competitive ship registration fees
- Attractive incentives to owners, registered charterers and financiers of Maltese vessels of over 1000 Net Tons
- The Maltese legal system is reliable thus offering robust protection to financiers
- No restrictions are imposed on the nationality of the shareholders and directors of Maltese Companies
- There are No restrictions on the nationality of Masters, Officers and Crew
- Zero restrictions on the sale of ships and mortgaging of Maltese ships
- There are no trading restrictions on Maltese ships
- English is one of the two official languages of Malta thus eliminating issues from translated documents prior to registration
- Straight forward and expeditious procedures for registration or deletion of vessels
- A professional and efficient maritime administration backed by a qualified and efficient team of technical officers available 24/7 for urgent matters
- Ships under construction and other types of vessels such as oil rigs, platforms and barges are permitted
- A number of double taxation and bilateral maritime agreements with other maritime nations.