Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced a €3 million investment by the Malta Maritime Pilots in a new state of the art research and training centre in ĦalFar. The new facility will carry the name Maritime MT.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Malta could become the site of a Ukrainian grain distribution facility for the North African market during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Poroshenko also highlighted that the Ukrainian Antonov aircraft company is willing to open an office in Malta.
A memorandum of understanding was signed on the 8th of May between Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) and Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) to strengthen collaboration and facilitate the upgrading of technical skills among maritime industry employees.