Geographical Location:

Latitude – 35.917973
Longitude – 14.409943
GPS co-ordinates – 35° 55′ 4.7028” N
14° 24′ 35.7948” E
Distance from Sicily – 96 nautical miles 
Distance from Libya – 196 nautical miles 
Deviation from Suez to Gibraltar – 6 nautical miles 

Maritime Statistics 

  • Number of ships visiting Malta annually – 7,500
  • Total volume of full containers discharged and loaded – 95,000 teus 
  • Total number of trailers loaded / discharged – 56,000 units 
  • Conventional / breakbulk cargo – 450,000 tons 
  • No of ships under the Malta flag – 2,178 vessels (as at end 2018) 
  • Cruise liners calling at Malta – 310 cruise liners (total in 2018) 

Main Ports & Terminals 

Valletta

Cargo Facilities 
Lab Wharf South 1 – LOA 117m, Max Draft 8m
Lab Wharf South 2 – LOA 70m, Max Draft 5.7m
Magazine Wharf – LOA 417m, Max Draft 12m

Name of Berth Length (m) Depth Min (m) Depth Max (m)
Deep Water Quay 1-3 350 9.2 9.5
Deep Water Quay 4 138 8 8
Deep Water Quay 5 74 7.7 7.8

Cruise Facilities 

Name of Berth Length (m) Depth Min (m) Depth Max (m)
Pinto Wharf 3 171 9.8 10
Pinto Wharves 1 & 2 307 8.4 8.4
Pinto Wharves 4 & 5 250 10 11

Marsaxlokk

Malta Freeport Terminal 

Terminal One North Quay West Quay
Length of quay 1,000 m 290 m
Dredged water depth 17 m 9.5 m
Terminal Two  North Quay South Quay Ro-Ro Berth West Quay
Length of quay: 513m 660m 220m 118m
Dredged water depth: 17m 17 m 12.5m 15m

Oil Storage Terminal 

Name of Berth Length (m) Depth Min (m) Depth Max (m)
Oiltanking 750 6 17.4

Ship Repair Facilities 

Shipyard

SHIPYARD AREA – 270.000 sqm 

YARDS BERTH LENGTH – 1040m + 377m

Facilities Length Breadth Draft
Craving Dock n’2 164 28.5 (38.4) 8.8
Craving Covered Dock n’3 144 23 (31.7) 8.8
Craving Dock n04 262 40 8.5
Craving Dock n’5 216 27.4 (35) 8.5
Craving Dock n’6  362 62 9.3
Craving Dock n’ 7 98 35 3.4
Ercolino II Floatin Dock n -8 40 12.5 (18) 2.8
Travel lift 430T

Other ship repair facilities:

Floating dock

Maximum Capacity  5000 tons
LOA 128m
Breadth over pontoon deck 23.30m
Breadth (Clear) 21.78m

Two Lateral Cranes with lifting capacity of 5 tons each as well as all the equipment are powered through the inbuilt generator system.