About Us

Welcome on board

Malta's newest fast ferry service to and from Sicily

At a glance

New kids on the block? Not really.

You would be forgiven for thinking that Ponte is new to the scene because, in a way, it is.

This is our first fast ferry between Malta and Sicily, but behind Ponte is a group of people with decades of experience in the maritime industry. We bring expertise gained from the Magros’ pioneering work in the transportation of cargo between Malta and Gozo, to the Zammit Tabonas’ cruise and ferry services around our islands and, most recently, the fast ferry service between Gozo and Valletta. It’s about time that travellers between Malta and Sicily had a choice, which is why we offer the best prices coupled with unsurpassed service.

We are here to disrupt the market, and we are here to stay.

Welcome on board

Why choose us?

We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy all that Malta and Sicily have to offer, whatever their budget or commitments. That is why Ponte offers different seat categories at great prices, different amenities to suit different needs, and a loyalty scheme that rewards returning customers.

Ponte aims to highlight the east coast of Sicily and its many attractions. Our chosen port of Augusta is an attraction in itself, but it also sits between Catania and Mount Etna, and the popular towns of Siracusa and Taormina. It is also close to Sicilia Outlet Village, an obligatory pit-stop for fashion enthusiasts, and many major furniture and electronics outlets.

The same applies to Malta, of course. With its sunny beaches and abundance of historical sites, the small archipelago is a must-visit for anyone based on the neighbouring Italian island.

About the ferry

What was once an idea is now a reality. Watch the transformation of HSC Artemis into the new fast ferry that will change travel between Malta and Sicily.

About Us

Ponte Ferries is a joint venture between Magro Brothers Investments Ltd and Merrill Investments Ltd.

Magro Brothers is a leading agro-processing company with over 100 years of history and a vast experience in exportation. The company currently supplies a variety of food products to major retail outlets in over 20 countries across five continents. It has vast experience in sales, business development and logistics, and it also offers its wide and highly valued expertise in the research and development of new agro-processed products and recipes. In the past, Magro Brothers also accumulated over 40 years of experience in the maritime industry, which it will be reentering with Ponte.

Merrill Investments Ltd is owned by Julian and Michael Zammit Tabona, and Fabio Muscat. The Zammit Tabonas have worked in the island cruises sector for over 40 years and have, for the past seven years, operated a scheduled service by sea between different parts of the Maltese islands. All these services combined serve a total of more than a million passengers a year. Fabio Muscat, on the other hand, is the CEO of the OZO Group. OZO is Malta’s largest human capital outsourcing company, employing more than 3000 people.