events | 28 October 2020

Shipping Masterclass

The course is aimed at analysing the role of the Shipping industry within the Maltese economic context. Attendees will be given an understanding of the shipping industry within an International context by receiving basic knowledge of the main institutions involved in the development of the Law of the Seas. Focus will then shift towards the Maltese shipping industry in order to understand the manner how the Shipping Industry has positioned itself within the international context. For this reason we will analyse why ship owners and ship financiers have chosen Malta as the Flag of Choice and the reasons behind the positive and healthy numbers reached since its accession to the European Union with sessions also dedicated to the recently revamped tonnage tax rules in Malta and social security measures aimed at attracting further investment to Malta.

Target Audience:

The session is aimed for accounting / legal professionals, university students, people interested in shipping or any type of worker (clerks / engineers etc) within the industry.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course attendees will get an understanding of the Maltese Shipping Industry, its strongest selling points and the reasons why this has proven to be so successful.


Understanding of English.

Course Outline: 

Session 1: Overview on Shipping (08/11/2021, 09:00 – 11:15)

– Shipping Introduction
– The Role of the IMO (International Conventions)
– Role of the Flag
– Ship Registration
– Yacht Registration
– Ship Management

Speaker: Dr. Stephan Piazza, Senior Manager, KPMG Malta

Session 2: Shipping in Malta (15/11/2021, 09:00 – 11:15)

– Shipping Creditor’s enforcement rights
– Arrest of Vessels and No Dealing Orders

Speaker: Dr. Steven Decesare, Partner, Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Session 3: Tonnage Tax (22/11/2021, 09:00 – 12:15)

– The Maltese Tonnage Tax System

Dr. Stephan Piazza, Senior Manager, KPMG Malta
Mr. Roderick Borg, Associate Director, KPMG Malta

Session 4: Employment in Maritime industry (29/11/2021, 09:00 – 11:45)

– Crewing
– Social Security
– Maritime Labour Convention

Dr. Ivan Tabone, Transport Malta
Dr. Silvia Marziano, Manager, KPMG Malta

Venue:Live online session – details of how to join the meeting will be sent once registration is complete

Fee: €200 for all 4 sessions (€60 per session if taken individually)

CPE Hours: This course qualifies for 9.5 hours of structured CPE which can be classified as 6.5 Professional Competency and 3 Core Competency. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the se

Cooperation Partners
  • Malta Employers' Associations
  • Malta Association of Credit Management