John Ripard & Son (Shipping) Limited

John Ripard & Son (Shipping) Limited

John Ripard and Son (Shipping) Limited

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John Ripard and Son (Shipping) Limited (JRSS) is the oldest established company in The Ripard Group. Set up in 1901 in offices on the quayside at Grand Harbour in Valletta, we have grown to be one of the leaders in our field in Malta. Drawing on over a century of experience in the industry, JRSS is able to provide a full range of services, delivering a quality and value for money service. Currently, we provides a full range of container shipping and liner agent activities . The company provides the following services:


  • Liaison between Malta Freeport and shipping line
  • Tugs, pilots
  • Customs clearance
  • Loading and port documentation, coordination

Freight Forwarding and warehousing

  • We can provide freight-forwarding services globally to ports worldwide at competitive rates.
  • We operate two bonded warehouses: Hal Far freight terminal and Malta Freeport.

Network Correspondents

  • We have our own network of corresponding agents in ports worldwide, ensuring our clients  get the best levels of service at competitive rates.

Cruise Liner Agents

  • We are agents for European-owned MSC Cruises, who employ 12,000 staff and have offices in 43 countries worldwide. MSC are a leader in global cruise operations with one of the most modern fleets in the world.
  • As agents, we are responsible for the berthing needs of the vessel, as well as that for the ship and crew.

Port Agency, Dry docking

  • We can handle all aspects of dry dock, please contact us for more information about this.

Offshore Conveyancing

  • We can supply parts and equipment sent to Malta for ships offshore.
  • We will handle all customs clearance and documentation and deliver to offshore vessels from a launch.

For more information contact us.