Fireworks display in Balluta

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Fireworks displays will be let off from a barge moored in the middle of Balluta Bay in St. Julians between the 24th July 2015 and 26th July 2015. Mariners having vessels moored in the middle of Balluta Bay are to remove them immediately.

Mariners are not to enter Balluta Bay during the displays on the mentioned dates.

Successful blood donation drive at Transport Malta

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This morning, the blood donation mobile unit was at Transport Malta\'s buildings in Marsa.

 

Transport Malta\’s Social Activities Committee organised the blood donation drive following recent calls for blood donation. Over 50 Transport Malta employees participated in the event. A big number of those that participated were first timers.  Most expressed satisfaction at being able to help out, especially during a time when the national blood bank is in shortage.

Transport Malta thanks all those that participated and encourages more people to donate.

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Transport Malta is investigating an Oil spill at Qajjenza

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Transport Malta is investigating an Oil spill at Qajjenza

Transport Malta is investigating the cause of an oil spill that was reported at San Lucian Oil Terminal in Qajjenza (Marsaxlokk Harbour). Port Inspectors are currently on site to monitor the cleanup operation which is being undertaken by the terminal operator. The oil spill has been contained. The cause of the spill has not been identified at this stage but tests are currently being made to assess whether there was an underwater pipeline breach.

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Busy morning at the Grand Harbour

Photo by Peter Paul Barbara

It was a busy morning at the Grand Harbour in Valletta.  No less than five cruise liners with tourists berthed for a day on our shores.  Two of the cruise liners, the Zenith and Celebrity Equinox are registered with the Maltese Flag of Transport Malta.

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Road Race in Imtarfa

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Road Race in L-Imtarfa bypass organised by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club

Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club in collaboration with the Malta Amateur Athletic Association will be organising a 5km road race in L-Imtarfa bypass today 21 July.  L-Imtarfa bypass will be closed between 18:30hrs and 20:30hrs.

All vehicular traffic coming from Rabat, will be diverted onto Triq il-Palma to Triq L-Imtarfa and L-Imtarfa centre. All vehicular traffic coming from Triq il-Kavallier Bonello will be diverted onto Triq San David to Triq L-Imtarfa and L-Imtarfa centre.

Access to and from L-Imtarfa will not be obstructed.

Feast in Paola

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Feast Celebration in Paola

Pjazza de Paule in Paola will be closed to vehicular traffic due to the celebration of the feast of Kristu Re, as follows:

  • Monday 20th July from 20:00hrs onwards
  • Tuesday 21st July from 17:00hrs onwards
  • Wednesday 22nd July from 20:00hrs onwards
  • Thursday 23rd July from 20:00hrs onwards
  • Friday 24th July from 20:00hrs onwards
  • Saturday 25th July from 15:00hrs onwards
  • Sunday 26th July from 10:00hrs onwards

Any inconvenience is regretted.

New Guidelines for Vintage Vehicles

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Policy guidelines related to the classification of vintage vehicles and motorcycles

Transport Malta has published a set of policy guidelines for the classification of vintage vehicles and motorcycles.

The guidelines will come into effect as from 3rd August 2015. It is the first time Malta has a set of guidelines to classify these vehicles.  Guidelines will help car owners to classify a vintage vehicle.  

Vintage vehicles will have specialised number plates.  The numbers will be printed in green not in black.  This will help curtail abuse.  Transport Malta will be informing current vintage vehicle owners to change their current registration plates. 

Vehicle owners wishing to have their vehicle classified as vintage are encouraged to visit this link and read the guidelines.  There will be an administration fee of €50 for each application. Our customer care personnel will gladly answer further questions and can be reached on 800 72309 between 08:00 and 15:00.

St. Joseph Feast in Imsida

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Feast of St. Joseph in Imsida

Feast of St. Joseph in Imsida

Imsida is celebrating the feast of St. Joseph.  The following roads will be closed at these times.

Friday 17th July 2015:

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, direction from roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park to Xatt tal-Imsida, between 22:00hrs and 01:30hrs. All vehicles will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm or onto St. Venera tunnels.

Ix-Xatt tal-Imsida, from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to Triq D’Argens, between 22:00hrs and 01:30hrs. Vehicles coming from Ta’ Xbiex will be diverted onto Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli towards the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park.

Saturday 18th July 2015:

Xatt ta’ Tax-Xbiex,from Triq Abate Rigord to Parish church, between 18:00hrs and 01:30hrs.

Triq Abate Rigord, from Triq Prinċipessa Margerita to Xatt ta’ Tax-Xbiex, between 18:00hrs and 01:30hrs. All vehicles coming from il-Gżira will be diverted onto Triq Abate Rigord near il-Ġnien tal-Kunsill tal-Ewropa in il-Gzira and to Triq il-Ġnien towards il-Gżira.

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, direction from roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park to Xatt tal-Imsida between 20:00hrs and 01:30hrs. All vehicles will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm or St. Venera tunnels.

Ix-Xatt tal-Imsida, from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to Triq D’Argens, between 20:00hrs and 01:30hrs. Vehicular traffic coming from Ta’ Xbiex will be diverted onto Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli towards the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park.

Triq il-Wied tal-Imsida, direction from Birkirkara, from 20:00hrs onwards. Vehicluar traffic coming from Triq Mannarino Birkirkara will be diverted onto Triq Psaila. Traffic proceeding from side roads to Triq il-Wied tal-Imsida will be directed to Birkirkara.

Triq Reġjonali, between St. Venera tunnels and the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate park, will be closed to traffic between 21:30hrs and 23:30hrs. All vehicular traffic coming from St. Venera tunnels will be diverted onto Triq Psaila. No vehicles will be allowed from Triq Psaila to Triq Reġjonali. All vehicular traffic coming from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, near il-Pixxina Nazzjonali, will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm towards L-Iklin.

Sunday 19th July 2015:

Triq il-Marina between 10:30hrs and 12:00hrs. Vehicular traffic coming from Floriana will be diverted onto Triq il-Qrejten to Ħamrun.

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, direction from L-Imsida Skate Park roundabout to Xatt tal-Imsida between 11:00hrs and 16:00hrs.  All vehicular traffic will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm or St. Venera tunnels.

Xatt ta’ Tax-Xbiex, from Triq Abate Rigord to Parish church, between 18:00hrs and 01:00hrs.

Triq Abate Rigord, from Triq Prinċipessa Margerita to Xatt ta’ Tax-Xbiex, between 18:00hrs and 01:00hrs.  All vehicular traffic coming from il-Gżira will be diverted onto Triq Abate Rigord near il-Ġnien tal-Kunsill tal-Ewropa in il-Gżira and to Triq il-Ġnien towards il-Gżira.

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, direction from the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park to Xatt tal-Imsida, between 20:00hrs and 01:30hrs. All vehicular traffic will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm or  St. Venera tunnels (until 19:00).

Triq Reġjonali, between St. Venera tunnels and the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate park, will be closed to traffic as from 19:00hrs onwards. All vehicular traffic coming from St. Venera tunnels will be diverted onto Triq Psaila. Vehicles will not be allowed from Triq Psaila to Triq Reġjonali. All vehicular traffic coming from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, near il-Pixxina Nazzjonali, will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm towards L-Iklin.

Triq il-Marina as from 20:00 onwards. Vehicular traffic coming from Floriana will be diverted to Tal-Pieta’.

Regularise disposed vehicles declared as garaged.

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Scheme to regularise vehicles which are declared as garaged but have been disposed of.

Transport Malta has launched a scheme to regularise vehicles that have been disposed of without informing the Authority. Scrappage or de-registration of vehicles is only permitted if the vehicle owner presents a certificate of destruction issued by an authorised facility. This certificate confirms that the vehicle was transferred in accordance with the Waste Management (End-of Life Vehicles) Regulations.

Transport Malta is aware that certain vehicle owners have returned the registration plates of their vehicle, garaged it but then scrapped or sold their vehicle without informing the Authority.

Transport Malta will be sending a letter to all vehicle owners who have garaged a vehicle to confirm the address where such vehicle is garaged.  Transport Malta will ascertain that the vehicles are still in possession of the owner.

Vehicles which are declared as garaged but which have been disposed of prior to the 1st November 2013 and without giving notice to the Authority, may be de-registered with the Authority upon presentation of a sworn affidavit by not later than the end of February 2016.

If a vehicle has been unofficially disposed of after the 1st November 2013, a fee of €100 will be paid to the Authority. Such concession will be available until the end of February 2016.

A fee of €500 shall be paid to the Authority for the de-registration of any vehicle which is not disposed of at an authorised facility after the 2nd March 2016.

For further information one may contact Transport Malta by calling on 8007 2393. Alternatively, one may visit us at the Vehicle Licensing Unit in Hornworks Ditch, Floriana, Hall B  from Monday to Friday between 07:30hrs and 12:00hrs.

Regularise Outstanding Arrears of Motor Vehicle Licence Fees

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Scheme to Regularise Outstanding Arrears of Motor Vehicle Licence Fees re-launched

Transport Malta has re-launched an updated scheme to regularise outstanding arrears of motor vehicle licence fees.  

The legislation has been amended. Defaulters, having an unlicensed vehicle registered on their name, will not be able to register or transfer another vehicle to their name.

 

It is illegal to drive a vehicle on the road without a valid annual circulation licence. If the licence remains unpaid, a monthly administrative fine of €10 will be levied on the vehicle owner, 90 days after its expiry date. Vehicles on the road, whose licence has expired more than 90 days before, will be towed.

The scheme is available for all vehicles that have been scrapped, destroyed, stolen, or garaged without notifying Transport Malta. It is also available for those who were unable to renew their vehicle’s licence.

The scheme also makes provisions for:

  • Vehicles which have been scrapped by a deceased owner whose heir/s denunciate to the will;
  • Individuals who have scrapped a vehicle and are residing in a home for the elderly, hospital asylum or similar institutions.

Transport Malta is also launching another scheme aimed at regularising garaged and scrapped vehicles.

For further information one may contact Transport Malta by sending an email on arrears.tm@transport.gov.mt or by calling on 8007 2393. Alternatively, one may visit us at the Vehicle Licensing Unit in Hornworks Ditch, Floriana, Hall B (windows 18/19) from Monday to Friday between 07:30hrs and 12:00hrs.