Port Charges Refund Scheme

A scheme worth over €2 million was launched by Transport Malta to assist ship operators, shipping agents, importers and exporters.

The scheme is divided into two categories.

Scheme A - Port charges

Beneficiaries - Ship operators and shipping agents.

Aid - 35% refund on paid invoices in relation of port dues, pilotage dues and mooring services.

Eligibility - Ships & cargo entering Malta between December 2019 and May 2020.

Application – No applications are required as Transport Malta will inform the beneficiaries.

Scheme B - Refund on terminal handling charges (THCs)

Beneficiaries – Importers & exporters

Aid - € 20 per container (20’ or 40’) and € 40 per trailer.

Eligibility – Trailers & containers in relation to full units imports and exports between December 2019 and May 2020.

Application – Can be downloaded from and must be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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