A newly launched refund scheme on port charges, administered by Transport Malta, has the sum of €2.08 million allocated to importers, exporters and ship agents who are eligible to apply. Refunds from this scheme apply to the period of December 2019 and May 2020.

The new scheme is divided into two parts:

  • The first one applies for ships entering Malta’s ports with cargo between December 2019 and May 2020 and it offers a 35% refund on port charges, pilotage charges and berthing service charges.
  • The second one applies to those operating with trailers and containers in importation and exportation, where every trailer is eligible for €40 and every container is eligible for €20 as refunds.

It is estimated that more than 1,350 ships, over 24,700 containers and more than 14,700 trailers will be eligible for refunds under this scheme.

During the presentation of this new scheme, it was explained that in the case of Operators, Transport Malta will be contacting eligible clients without the need for an application. However, in the case of Importers and Exporters of unitised cargo, the applications need to be supported by documentation and receipts of payment during this period. Ship Agents and Freight Forwarders need to show Delivery Orders and Bills of Lading as applicable.

For more information about these application please contact cmeli@accountingservices.com.mt or call on 2704 0903.