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Malta Freeport Terminals is committed to provide a safe and healthy place of business and has implemented various regulations for Port Users of the Terminal.

These are applicable for all persons, including Freeport employees, truck drivers, representatives of the shipping lines and agents, hauliers, contractors, visitors and other third parties having to conduct business at the Freeport’s worksites.  Any person found not in compliance with these regulations will be escorted out of Malta Freeport Terminals.  The Freeport has been improving its safety and environmental performance by continuously developing its safety practices involving the workers, suppliers, and stakeholders, investing in technology and improving its knowledge and expertise. The Terminal operates an integrated Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Management System that conforms and is certified to international standards – ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 45001 (Safety Management System), and ISO 14001 (Environment Management System). 


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Malta Freeport Terminals recognises its responsibility to protect the environment and to minimise, as far as it is safe, practicable and economically sound, any adverse environmental impact of its activities. Over the last years, the Company has made significant strides in Environmental Management. The Freeport’s management of the environment is structured around the international ISO 14001 standard which specifies a process for the implementation of a strict environmental management system spanning across all aspects of the business.

Malta Freeport Terminals recognises its responsibility to protect the environment and to minimise, as far as it is safe, practicable and economically sound, any adverse environmental impact of its activities.

Malta Freeport Terminals’ environmental Policy Statement includes commitments to the prevention of pollution, continual improvement of the Environmental Management System leading to improvements in overall environmental performance, and compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Malta Freeport Terminals encourages its employees, contractors and third parties to take a responsible attitude towards their own and their colleagues’ impact on the environment.

The Company pursued the required rigorous measures to implement such a standard as it wanted to implement, maintain and improve its environmental management system to assure itself that it conforms with its stated environmental policy, and demonstrates full compliance with ISO 14001:2004. Malta Freeport Terminals was awarded the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Certificate by Intertek in March 2014 and in May 2016 the Company was once again awarded the ISO 14001:2004 certificate by DNV-GL. This certification attests that Malta Freeport Terminals’ environmental management system conforms to the internationally recognised standard and that the Company is working to deliver its services to its clients and stakeholders with the least possible impact on the environment. Maintaining this accreditation demands discipline and consideration at every level of the Freeport’s business.

Malta Freeport Terminals was awarded ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 – the highest standards to operate an integrated Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Management Systems that conform with and are certified to international standards.

These systems show Malta Freeport’s ongoing commitment to following the highest standards in this area. ISO 45001 and ISO 14001, which replaced OHSAS 18001 and follow a migration process that started in July 2019, make it easier to implement and integrate into a management system, giving increased value for users.

Waste Management Plan

Malta Freeport Terminals also has in place a Waste Management Plan which aims to control and regulate waste generation and handling at the port facilities. The Company is committed to reduce as much as possible the amount of waste generated on its premises and aims to reuse, recycle or recover the waste generated prior to disposal into landfills.  The plan forms part of Malta Freeport Terminals’ Environmental Policy and follows the National Plan on waste management which is regulated by the Environment and Resource Authority (ERA).

The plan is a dynamic one and is applicable for waste generated from the Terminals’ site including waste generated from the Engineering Department, the General Maintenance and Stores as well as general waste generated from offices and the canteen.  The collection, transfer and disposal of ship-generated waste are entirely co-ordinated and handled by the respective local shipping agents with their appointed, authorised waste carriers in Malta.  Although the port reception facilities are not provided by the Terminal, facilities are made available at the Terminal through the local shipping agents.


Any queries relating to quality, health, safety, and the environment should be addressed to the QHSE Department via email on qhse@maltafreeport.com.mt or via telephone on (356) 2225 2283 / 2225 2202.  All accidents, near misses, unsafe conditions, unsafe acts, and environment incidents must be promptly reported to the Security Office on (356) 2225 1604. Excessive noise generation is to be reported on (356) 9942 9388.