Company Profile

Focal Maritime offers maritime and logistics services to its customers, through its own resources and extensive network.

The fact that the company is located in Malta gives a particular dimension to its mission, mainly because of the geographical strategic location of Malta,  as well as serving as a platform both to Malta  based clients as well as to international trading companies.

For the shipowners who entrust their vessels to Focal Maritime when they call at Malta and North Africa, they are ensured that their vessels have the utmost of attention and guaranteed shortest turnaround. The company strives to give an added value and to differentiate its services by ensuring that the client is  fully satisfied.

In this mission Focal Maritime strives to expand and adapt its services in line with the client requirements and the ever changing reality of the maritime and logistic industries. This entails constant training and motivation of all employees whose teamwork has to manifest itself in client satisfaction.

Board of Directors

Godwin Xerri

Managing Director

Godwin Xerri is the managing director of a group of companies which comprises, Focal Maritime Services, Delta Container Services and Combined Maritime Services.

Throughout his career in the maritime industry, he assumed various responsibilities including that of ship owning and operating, shipbroking, ship management and ship agent. He served on various boards of corporations and companies, including Malta Freeport Terminals, Bank of Valletta plc and Tug Malta Co Ltd.

Before embarking on his private enterprise in the shipping industry, he was employed at Sea Malta Co Ltd, Malta’s national shipping line, where he occupied the position of managing director for six years.

He is graduated in economics and Maltese from the University of Malta as well as in maritime studies from the Norwegian Shipping Academy. He is a fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers and the Maltese Institute of Transport and Logistics. He is a visiting lecturer at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI).

Matthew Xerri


Dr Matthew Xerri holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the University of Malta and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Maritime Law)  from the International Maritime Law Institute of IMO.  Matthew has been practicing law since 2010 and has specialized in Maritime and Aviation Law with Ganado Advocates, with particular focus on ship and aviation finance, including the implementation of alternative financing methods. He has published a number of articles including “A decade of the Aircraft Registration Act” and has also contributed to the Malta chapter in the Shipping Finance book prepared by Stephenson Harwood. Matthew regularly lectures at the Summer ELSA Law School and in 2020 was awarded the Rising Star Award for Malta by the Euromoney Media Legal Group.

Jonathan Xerri


Mr Jonathan Xerri holds a B.A (Hons) in Social Policy and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Malta.  He started his career directly with Focal Maritime Services Company Limited as a documentation clerk. He gradually worked his way up by working in various company departments including operations, administration and project management. He was heavily involved in the management team and was the documentation office manager. Since 2017, Jonathan also sits on the executive management board.

Judith Cilia


Judith Cilia graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1993 and an accountancy degree in 1995. She obtained the warrant of a certified public accountant in 1998 and that of a registered auditor in 1999.

She worked with one of the big audit firms in Malta for three years as an audit senior in charge of audit assignments, covering various economic sectors. She then worked as a senior accountant in a local shipping company and in 2002 took the role of financial controller at Focal Maritime Services Company Limited.

In 2004, she set up her own practice performing accounting, consultancy, taxation and auditing services to a number of clients.

Judith is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and sits on the board of directors of a number of companies.

Silvan Fleri

General Manager

A Management Graduate and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers with 23 years experience at Management levels within the Maltese Shipping industry including Roro Liner Operator, a Container Feeder Operator, a Ship Agency and Freight Forwarder, a Maritime Consultancy Firm and an Economic Consultancy Company. Experienced in organisation setup and administration, and in the assessment of Roro, Container and Bulk Liner services. Specialised in the charter of container vessels having negotiated and managed over 40 time or voyage charters in the past years.

Anton Xerri

Executive Board Member

Anton joined the maritime industry in 2001 and over these 21 years he has occupied various positions within the company, and also with his current role as Executive Board Member.  His experience both in Malta and overseas puts him in good stead to support principals in the development of their liner activities. Apart from the commercial expertise, Anton overseas a sales team which is the company’s main link to the clients’ network.

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