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From shore excursions and gangway hire to immediate ship and passenger clearance we’re here, with port agency services ready to assist the various marine industries and their requirements when in port 24/7. We’ll also provide a full-time agent in attendance during your ship’s stay in port, ready to action pre-determined requests, or manage anything that might come in ad hoc.

Below are some of the Port Agency services we offer to various marine industries.


Crew changes can be effected outside Valletta Grand Harbour or at a sheltered bunkering area within Maltese territorial waters, nominated by port authority, based on weather conditions prevailing at the time of arrival of the vessel, via conveyance launch.

Crew members which require a visa to travel in/out of Malta but are in possession of a valid passport and seaman book, can travel via non-Shenghen airport connections. A visa application can be processed by Thomas Smith to allow personnel and crew members who are not in possession of a visa to join the ship in Malta or leave. 


With its superior placement right in the midst of the Mediterranean, Malta is, naturally, the ideal bunkering choice when crossing the Mediterranean.

Malta’s geographical positioning allows shippers to undergo bunkering within multiple offshore areas; including Marsaxlokk, Qawra and Popeye Village. Vessels carrying hazardous materials can bunker at 12.5 miles outside Malta. 


Together with our Liner Agency services, we offer Tramp Agency services for both commercial and passenger vessels that require ad hoc calls to Malta and have no fixed routine schedules with the island. Ships can rely on Thomas Smith’s distinguished service portfolio for reliable and cost-effective processes that satisfy any requests.

The above list of Port Agency services is includes a basic indication of the servicing we provide. Our portfolio and network of partners allows our team to cater every need possible. Kindly contact us for further information.