Mariner Shipping is a ship agency and marine services company forming part of the Hili Company group.

The company is operating as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and is also offering freight forwarding, customs brokerage, conventional cargo transportation in the Mediterranean and third-party logistics (3PL).


Our groups' long history in ship agency will reshape our future, which will have a strong focus on a holistic maritime and logistics company.

  • Ship Agency & Marine Operations

  • Cargo Agents & Transhipment operations

  • Customs Brokers

  • Project Cargo

  • Warehousing Facilities



Mariner finds its roots in the Hili family’s tradition in shipping, which dates back to 1923, initially a business in the trading of commodities. Under his namesake company, Carmelo Caruana, the founder maintained and developed the business through to the early 1970s.


During this period his nephews, members of the Hili family, joined the company and started to expand and diversify its portfolio and successfully pursued opportunities overseas.

By the 1990s the group profile entailed three core businesses: port operations and related logistical activities; franchising – holding the McDonald’s franchise in a number of countries,  and; other enterprises in business areas including real estate, engineering and financial services. During this time Mariner was established to encompass the port and related activities business.

In 2012, Hili Company was restructured, divesting it of certain businesses in order to sharpen the strategic focus on growing the port terminals and logistics business, and to develop the finance, energy and real estate arms of the business.

Mariner Shipping is the transport and logistics are of the Hili Company group that carries on the legacy that started over 90 years ago.




With roots dating back to 1923, Hili Company maintains a strategic focus on the maritime and logistics industries. In parallel, it is also building a solid and prestigious portfolio of businesses in finance, renewable energy and real estate.


The group is captained by Marin Hili who developed and piloted the highly successful businesses which make it up and put the group on a path of strategic expansion.


As a recognised player in the port terminals and logistics business in Europe and beyond, Hili Company has decades of experience under its belt. Its sharp and tight hands-on management approach  led to its businesses becoming leaders in their respective sectors.


Hili Company has applied the same philosophy to its other business concerns, focusing on the development of highly skilled and qualified teams to drive business.


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Our Ship agency offers a one stop shop service to vessels calling Malta and is operational on a 24/7 basis, attending to all in port or off port requirements of the vessel, and co ordinating with all the stockholders.

Cargo division ensures that cargo is handled correctly and transported in the most efficient and economical mode, handling all required documentation requirements throughout the whole chain.

Marine services division is specialised to handle all support logistics required by vessels; fleet spares distribution, exceptional requirements, repairs a float, and storage.



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Mariner Shipping

Reach Building

Level 2,

Triq L-Ghajn Tan-Nofs,

Mriehel, Malta




To apply for a job with Mariner Shipping, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: info@marinershipping.eu



Voyage and part charter services are organised on behalf of the cargo owner offering solutions which are tailor made to suite the clients requirements.

Air Charters are offered for extraordinary cargo situations, time sensitive, humanitarian relief, heavy or oversized cargo.

Our Projects division handles all requirements for special situations, for large scale cargo, yacht transportation, value added logistics and time sensitive situations.