This notice is addressed to all ship masters, ship owners, ship operators, ship agents, marine terminals, and marine facilities, and was issued on April 19th, 2023.
The Authority for Transport in Malta notifies that the Towage (Tariff of Rates) Regulations (S.L 499.49) will be amended to bring into force an increase in the statutory towage tariffs.
These amendments will incorporate an overall average increase of 3.19% on all the rates as prescribed in terms of the Regulations and listed in the Schedule thereto.
New tariffs shall be applicable from June 1st, 2023.
This increase is being implemented in terms of the Harbour Towage Agreement, 2006, which allows Tug Malta Ltd as the provider of towage services, to recover the inflationary increases and investment costs taking place during a two-year period and which are directly related to the provision of harbour towage in local ports and their approaches.
Also, in terms of the Harbour Towage Agreement, Tug Malta Ltd is the appointed service provider to provide. on an exclusive basis, harbour towage services, including tug assistance from one port to another, in the port areas defined in Part I and Part II of the Schedule to the Ports and Shipping Act (Cap. 352) and their approaches, and other emergency services.