Seaman's Handbook

Authority for Transport in Malta Act - Chapter 499

 

Subject to the Ministerís powers under article 7(2), there shall be the following Directorates:

 

  • Integrated Transport Strategy Directorate - which shall have the responsibility for the integration of transport research and infrastructure planning, the development and coordination of transport policies, the educational aspects of transport within the Authority, the development of standards and the coordination of European Union affairs.
  • Ports and Yachting Directorate - which shall have the responsibility for preserving the good order in internal and territorial waters, safety of navigation, overall control of port work, provision of port workers, prevention and control of pollution, provision of pilotage, fire fighting facilities, supplies and other ship requirements, regulating, controlling and promoting yachting centres.
  • Merchant Shipping Directorate - which shall have the responsibility for ship, boat and yacht registration, the provision of all ancillary services and the promotion of Malta as an international maritime centre.
  • Road Transport Directorate - which shall have the responsibility for the provision of a properly integrated, safe, economical and efficient public transport system and the licensing and regulation of vehicles and the drivers thereof and commercial road transport operators.
  • Roads and Traffic Directorate - which shall have the responsibility for the construction, re-construction and maintenance of roads, the management of traffic and the promotion of traffic safety.
  • Civil Aviation Directorate - which shall have the responsibility for all matters connected with civil aviation, including air navigation, the registration of aircraft and aircraft mortgages, the provision of ancillary services and the promotion of Malta as an international centre for aircraft registration and ancillary services.
  • Corporate Services Directorate - which shall have the responsibility for providing common legal, financial, human resources and administrative services that are required for the proper functioning of the Authority.
  • Enforcement Directorate - which shall have the responsibility for the overall enforcement of the provisions of this Act and other laws and regulations regulating road, sea and air transport.