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MV Timberland at Malta

07/02/17

MV Timberland arrived at Malta on 23rd January for minor repairs in the boiler system at Palumbo shipyard. The vessel sailed from Mantyluoto, Finland on 10th January and was loaded with approx...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services appoints Corporate Services Manager

27/01/17

Focal Maritime Services has appointed Ms Claire Debattista as Manager Corporate Services  with effect from 1st January 2017. Ms Debattista graduated with Bachelor’s degree in C...    read more...


Jonathan Xerri – Master’s Degree

09/12/16

Mr Jonathan Xerri who is part of the commercial team within Focal Maritime Services has completed successfully his master’s degree in business management.  This master’s degree fol...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services at WWSA General Assembly in Abu Dhabi

23/11/16

Mr Godwin Xerri and Mr Jonathan Xerri of Focal Maritime have attended the annual General Assembly of World Wide Shipping Agents Association (WWSA) in Abu Dhabi between the 24th and 26th of October ...    read more...


Ital Usodimare and Ever Unity at Malta

28/10/16

Ital Usodimare arrived at Malta Freeport on 26th September for full discharge of cargo, bringing to termination the BEX 2 service. On 27th September, Ever Unity arrived at Malta Freeport to load th...    read more...


Verified Gross Weight for Container Shipments

13/06/16

FOR THE ATTENTION OF EXPORTERS   To ensure the safety of vessels and workers, the IMO as a body under The United Nations, will as from the 1st of July 2016 require Shippers to declare ...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services at WWSA General Assembly in Antwerp

10/06/16

The Worldwide Ship Agents Association had its annual general assembly in Antwerp in May, in conjunction with the Europe Breakbulk conference and exhibition. The WWSA today comprises forty six diffe...    read more...


Positive feedback for Focal Maritime Services

24/05/16

Among other services, Focal Maritime Services provides Port Agency and Shiphusbanding services to clients calling at Malta as well as to vessels which require support when sailing by Malta and whic...    read more...


Direct Service between Adriatic and Malta

06/05/16

Weekly, direct, fully containerised services are offered to Malta from the ports of Rijeka, Koper, Venice, Ancona and Ravenna, with a transit time of three days from last port of loading to Malta. ...    read more...


NEW Direct Service between Tyrrhenian and Malta

26/04/16

We are pleased to announce a new direct service with highly competitive freight rates for containerised cargoes from Tyrrhenian to Malta. This service operates on a weekly basis with transit times ...    read more...


NEW Direct Service between Spain and Malta

21/04/16

We are pleased to announce a new direct service with highly competitive freight rates for containerised cargoes from Spain to Malta. This service operates on a weekly basis with transit times start...    read more...


NEW Direct Service between Far East and Malta

12/04/16

We are pleased to announce a new direct service with highly competitive freight rates for containerised cargoes from Far East to Malta. This service operates on a weekly basis with transit times st...    read more...


Power Station Cargo Operation

23/03/16

Focal Maritime Services Ltd  were appointed as local agents responsible of the vessel and the discharging operation from MV Isuzu. The cargo consisted of 75 cases heavy equipment  contain...    read more...


IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

21/01/16

Focal Maritime Services are pleased to advise that in recent weeks, two personnel namely Mr Jonathan Xerri and Mr Patrick Saliba from Focal Air, attended courses organized by Air Malta regarding IA...    read more...


Discharging Cargo at Delimara

11/01/16

Recently Focal Maritime Services was appointed as the local agent responsible for the organization of discharging cargo from MV Ocean Fortune. The cargo consisted of concrete precast elements to be...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services at WWSA General Assembly in Hamburg

17/12/15

On the 4th of November 2015, two representatives from Focal Maritime Services Ltd attended the WWSA (World Wide Shipping Agents Association) General Assembly in Hamburg.   Through this...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services appoints new Manager

09/09/15

Focal Maritime Services has appointed Mr Jesmond Abela as Manager where he will assume direct responsibility for its agency services with effect from 1st August 2014.  Mr Abela has 27 year...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services certified as an IATA Accredited Agent

09/09/15

We are pleased to announce that Focal Maritime Services is now an IATA Accredited Agent. This accreditation certifies that airfreight cargo is handled by duly qualified Focal Maritime personnel who...    read more...


WWSA appoints Malta to the Board of Directors and introduces new members at Annual Assembly

09/09/15

On 13 May, the World Wide Ship Agency Association (WWSA) whose member in Malta is Focal Maritime Services, held its annual general assembly in Antwerp, Belgium.  Since its inception in 2007, t...    read more...


Propeller Shaft

24/07/15

On the 09th of July 2015 MV Jochin arrived Malta / Valletta port  from Marseille to discharge one piece propeller shaft weight of approximately 40 tons . The vessel berthed upon her arrival at...    read more...


Delimara Project

10/06/15

During the months of April and May Focal Maritime Services was appointed as the local agent responsible for the organization of the discharging operations  from two vessels namely  MV ARI...    read more...


WWSA at Breakbulk Europe 2014

25/04/14

World Wide Shipagencies Association (WWSA), the international network of shipping agencies, will be present at the Breakbulk Europe 2014 exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium from 12 to 15 May 2014. ...    read more...


Exportation of Hazardous Waste

18/03/14

Focal Maritime Services are heavily involved in the exportation of hazardous waste both within the EU market and other International markets. This is made possible through the used Chemical Grade T...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services appoints Deputy General Manager

30/01/14

Focal Maritime Services has appointed Mr Silvan Fleri as Deputy General Manager with effect from 1st January 2014.  Mr Fleri is a Management Graduate and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services wins award for best agent

18/11/13

Focal Maritime Services, which provides ship agency and logistic services in Malta, has been voted as the best agent from an international network of shipping agencies namely World Wide Ship Agenci...    read more...


IATA Diploma accreditation

16/10/13

Focal Maritime Services are pleased to announce that in recent weeks, one of its staff Mr Jonathan Xerri sat and passed successfully the examinations leading to him being accredited with the IATA d...    read more...


Malta Freeport - Implementation of new key measures

05/09/13

Malta Freeport Terminals (MFT) is conscious of its key role within the local business market presently providing the local entrepreneurs with 117 port connections all across the globe on a weekly b...    read more...


Automated Identification System (AIS)

29/08/13

Port Notice to Ship Agents, Masters, Owners, and Operators of vessels calling in Maltese waters by the Ports and Yachting Directorate. The attention of all Agents, Masters, Owners, and Operator...    read more...


Esvagt Capella enters Malta Grand Harbour

05/06/13

Esvagt Capella, the 2004 built Danish registered safety standby vessel was seen entering Malta Grand Harbour for the first time on Monday 20th May, 2013. The vessel entered Malta for refuelling and...    read more...


WWSA General Assembly

04/06/13

On 13th May 2013, two representatives from Focal Maritime Services Ltd attended the WWSA (World Wide Shipping Agents Association) General Assembly which takes place every year in Antwerp. ...    read more...


Blood Donation

11/03/13

Employees from Focal Maritime Services recently donated blood to the Blood Donation Unit in Guardamangia. The gesture is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. Focal Mari...    read more...


Chartered Shipbrokers fellow lectures at IMLI

12/02/13

Mr. Godwin Xerri (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Managing Director of Focal Maritime Services Co., Ltd. Malta) visited the Institute and delivered a series of lectures on Manag...    read more...


Focal Maritime participates in the TOG Libya Fair

29/10/12

Focal Maritime Services participated in the TOG Libya fair/exhibition held in Tripoli Libya between the 16th to the 18th of October 2012. Focal had a 12sqm stand within the fair attended by own per...    read more...


Consolidation - Milan / Malta

12/10/12

From 1st October 2012, Focal Maritime Services commenced a professional consolidation service for LCL traffic from Milan to Malta. Our main objective is to provide operators with a comprehensiv...    read more...


Participation in TOG Libya

02/10/12

Focal Maritime Services will be participating in the TOG Libya fair/exhibition which is being held in Tripoli Libya from the 16th to the 18th of October 2012. Our company will be having a ...    read more...


Discharge of Yachts

02/10/12

Focal Maritime Service’s Agency Department recently handled the transportation and discharge of two yachts in Malta. Vessels were loaded in Jebel Ali on the MV Baltic Winter which proceeded throu...    read more...


Groupage Service between Far East and Malta

31/07/12

We at Focal Maritime Services are pleased to advise that we are now fully set up to offer a professional groupage service between Far East and Malta which will cater for all LCL cargo including haz...    read more...


Focal Maritime Services marks its 15th Anniversary

26/07/12

The 20th of June 2012 marked the  15th anniversary from the company’s formation and registration with MFSA. This is a milestone in the company’s history which continues to offer i...    read more...


Worldwide Ship Agencies Association

17/10/11

One of the leading international ship agencies association chose Malta as the venue for their annual general meeting which was held at the Corinthia San Gorg on the 9th and 10th October. This Assoc...    read more...


Focal Air Staff attend DGR Course

03/08/11

Focal Maritime Services are pleased to advise that in recent weeks, Focal Air employees attended courses organized by Air Malta regarding IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations – the staff that was alr...    read more...


TMCL appoint new agent in Mexico

04/05/11

TMCL announced that they have appointed Agencias Universales Mexico (AGUNSA) as a TMCL agent in Mexico. TMCL believe that Agencias Universales S.A. (AGUNSA) Mexico will help to further strengthen TM...    read more...


Training Sessions for Focal Maritime staff

18/04/11

Focal Maritime staff have recently undergone a number of courses to improve their abilities and gain new skills to keep giving the best possible service to their clients. In recent weeks there ...    read more...


Open Top Container

12/04/11

Delta Container Services, which is represented in Malta by Focal Maritime Services, has recently launched a small fleet of Open Top containers set on the Italy / Malta trade; catering for the car...    read more...


Lufthansa Dangerous Goods Training Module

16/03/11

On the 7th of March 2011, Focal Maritime staff attended a training course regarding Dangerous Goods at the Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julians. This course was organized by Lufthansa...    read more...


Paperless Airfreight

04/03/11

In February Emirates organized a course about using their Skycargo online system for paperless airfreight, for which course FocalAir staff was present. E-freight is in line with our aim to be mor...    read more...


Groupage service to Libya

02/03/11

Due to the current situation in Libya, all export services to the four main ports, namely Tripoli, Benghazi, El Khoms, and Misurata, have seized, as the situation in Libya continues to escalate. At...    read more...


Malta Independent reports on the ISO 9001-2008 certification for Focal Maritime Services Co Ltd

01/03/11

On 13th February 2011, the Malta Independent published the following article on the ISO 9001-2008  certification for Focal Maritime Services. "Focal Maritime Services were recently pr...    read more...


International fairs in Spain for waste management

01/03/11

The Enterprise Europe Network at Malta Enterprise invited parties that operate in waste management, water treatment, recycling and other associated technologies and services to visit ECOFIRA an...    read more...


Agents in Malta for TMCL Container Line

24/01/11

TMCL Container Line is a fully bonded neutral non-asset based shipping line providing FCL services to and from Europe, North America, India, Pakistan, Middle East, South America, South Africa, and ...    read more...


Agreement with TRAXON Europe

20/01/11

Focal Maritime Services has recently signed a “FREIGHT AGENT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT” with TRAXON Europe. This will enable “FOCALAIR” to process paperless documentation and A...    read more...


ISO 9001:2008

03/12/10

We are pleased to introduce a note from our managing director Godwin Xerri, to announce the award of the ISO 9001:2008 Certification to Focal Maritime Services. "It is our pleasure to inform you ...    read more...


WWSA - General Assembly held in Istanbul

29/10/10

World Wide Shipagencies Association (WWSA), have held their latest General Assembly on 18th October 2010 in Istanbul, hosted by their Turkish member MTS. This steadily growing organizat...    read more...


Focal Maritime becomes member of WWSA

28/10/10

Focal Maritime Services  has become a member in the international agency association Worldwide Ship Agency (WWSA) which is headquartered in Antwerp. WWSA aims to present to Shipowners and...    read more...


Esso Congress – September 2010

27/10/10

Another successful occupation entrusted to Focal Maritime Services was the clearance of foods samples and display material for the Esso Norway congress at the Hilton Malta. This job requi...    read more...


Welcome to Focal Maritime Services

20/07/10

Located in Malta, we aim at translating the island’s geographical location into concrete services to the maritime industry. This policy manifests itself in the range of services that we o...    read more...


Airfreight Certification

21/07/09

Mr. Patrick Saliba has obtained certification authorizing him to train other personnel within Focal, and hauliers, who are directly related to shipments of airfreight cargo. T...    read more...


Worldwide Airfreight Service

21/07/09

Focal Maritime Services strives to be your partner in logistics and have just developed a new service, namely an airfreight service, aimed at providing our clients with a comprehensive ...    read more...


Focal Maritime updates its presence on the Internet

01/01/09

Focal Maritime has revamped its website to give an improved interface to its clients, contacts and new visitors, in line with its mission to keep abreast with new technologies and to face the cha...    read more...


Maruba Lines of Argentina commence Direct sailings to Malta

01/02/08

Maruba Lines are commencing weekly calls at Malta Freeport as from the 5th March thereby connecting Malta directly to South America ( Argentina and Brazil ). The service will cater also for ...    read more...


We Are Moving !!

20/04/07

We are moving to new offices as from Saturday 28th April. Our new address will be:N0. 2, DAR IS-SLIEMALFONS MARIA GALEA STREETBIRZEBBUGA BBG 1532Our postal address, telephone and fax numbers remain un...    read more...


“K” Line sets up its own agency in the Czech Republic

01/06/04

“K” Line (Deutschland) GmbH., which is a 100% subsidiary company of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (”K” Line) has established a new branch office in Prague , the Czech Republic as from June 1, 20...    read more...


“K” Line adds new Europe – East Med service

15/06/03

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.(”K” Line), Tokyo are pleased to announce the start of a new additional North Europe/East Mediterranean Service (EMEX 2) as from September, 03. With this new weekly serv...    read more...


Contract Signed for 3 New 5,000-Unit Car Carriers

28/05/03

It is a pleasure to announce that Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (”K” LINE) has concluded a contract for the building of three 5,000-unit car carriers.The shipbuilding company is Nantong COSCO KHI Sh...    read more...


“K” LINE Exercises Options for Building 3 additional Panamax Containerships

14/05/03

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (”K” LINE) is proud to announce that it has decided to exercise another option for 3 new Panamax vessels, in addition to the 5 sister vessels that were announced in Apr...    read more...


“K” Line names Black Sea network

01/05/03

“K” Line (Europe) Ltd has appointed new agency representatives to oversee growing container trade with Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine. With effect from May 1st, Capital Logistics and Transport will...    read more...


Further Expansion of “K” LINE’s ISO 14001 Certification

24/04/03

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (”K” LINE) has been making efforts for extension of “K” LINE’s ISO 14001 Certification within its group. On April 21, 2003, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) permitte...    read more...


“K” LINE Ordered New Panamax Containerships

11/04/03

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (”K” LINE) is proud to announce that it has decided to have 5 new container vessels, each with capacity of 4000 TEU. Considering competitiveness and delivery timing, th...    read more...


Change of Board Members as of June 27, 2003

28/02/03

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (”K” LINE) is pleased to announce that the following changes in the Board of Directors have been decided subject to approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Sharehol...    read more...


K Line commence Japan / Vietnam Direct Service

31/01/03

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., (K-Line), is proud to announce the commencement of the Japan / Vietnam direct service together with Gematrans (GMT) by rationalising existing current Japan/Straits service ...    read more...


K Line adopts Fetid-Free Container Paint

02/12/02

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., (K-Line), has decided on adoption of a new brand of paint for all containers procured in the future. The new brand contains much less of the customary offensive odor associ...    read more...


K Line starts Total Vessel Performance Analysis System

22/11/02

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., (K-Line), is pleased to announce the inauguration of the ”Total Vessel Performance Analysis System” into practice. It consists of ”Abstract Log Control System” and ...    read more...


K Line commences own service with 3 LR II Product Tankers

28/10/02

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., (K-Line), Tokyo, is pleased to announce that three LR II type (DWT 105, 000 K/T) double-hulled product tankers will commence operations under own control. K-Line’s LR II ...    read more...


K Line launches 13th vessel

18/09/02

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., (K-Line), has launched a new post-panamax containership, the Genoa Bridge, constructed by Imabari Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Japan. The vessel is the last of 5,500 TEU’s ...    read more...


“K”Line Partners with EnerSea Transport to Complete EnerSea’s Maritime Triumvirate for Compressed Natural Gas Marine Transport

12/07/02

Contact: EnerSea Transport LLCHouston (July 22, 2002) - EnerSea Transport LLC (EnerSea) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (”K”Line) have joined forces to complete EnerSea’s strategic maritime team...    read more...


K Line (Thailand) Ltd. Group Starts One-Stop Service for Total Logistics

01/07/02

K Line (Thailand) Ltd. (hereinafter called KTL) and its Group Companies will start to provide “One-Stop Service” effective July 1 by combining the long experience, knowledge, expertise and ot...    read more...


The container ship m/v ‘Suez Canal Bridge’ called at Malta Freeport yesterday for the first time

21/06/02

The container ship m/v ‘Suez Canal Bridge’ called at Malta Freeport yesterday for the first time.The 68, 600 gross ton vessel, with a carrying capacity of 5,600 containers, is K-Line’s first pos...    read more...


K-Line has started calling at Malta Freeport

20/04/02

K-Line has started calling at Malta Freeport on its AES 2 Express Service, following its decision to use Malta as a hub for the East and West Mediterranean.Its ships will call at Malta in both directi...    read more...


Bonuses boost throughput

02/12/01

INCENTIVE schemes to boost container handling throughput at Malta Freeport, are starting to pay dividends with hourly box rates hitting more consis­tent levels, according to the head of one of the po...    read more...


Strengthening the Focal point

02/09/01

Malta’s Focal Maritime marks a new generation of ship agent that does not have the domestic market as its prime source of business.FOCAL MARITIME, recently appointed as the Malta representative for ...    read more...