Thomas Smith Group is one of the longest established service groups of companies on the island, specialising in international shipping services and insurance.
Thomas Smith holds a leading market position in most shipping related services, namely container shipping, port agency, freight forwarding, project cargo, logistics, transshipments, warehousing, groupage and full load trailers, reefer cargo, and airfreight.
Thomas Smith Shipping is the exclusive local representative for Maersk Line; its European regional shipping company, Seago Line; as well as its South African container and breakbulk service, Safmarine. Maersk Line, Seago Line and Safmarine are part of A.P. Moller–Maersk Group. Thomas Smith is involved in overseeing all transhipment operations, provides Port Agency services to A.P. Moller vessels calling Malta, and also covers the Malta market for its domestic export and import services. Direct services are available to and from various ports such as the US, Far East, Northern Europe including the UK, Middle East, Libya and Tunisia – making Malta a central Mediterranean hub, for container transit by using facilities at Malta’s South East port of Marsaxlokk container terminal.
The Group's full range of expertise was completed with the introduction of a worldwide cost-effective express courier service in collaboration with SDV, a subsidiary of Bolloré Logistics. The company offers services to the Aerospace industry, which consequently offers Thomas Smith a strong backup in this field. Representation of SDV was extended to Libya in 2014. Other shipping services include the provision of nautical charts, international removals, and specialist services within the film & entertainment industries.
The Insurance activity is performed via two companies – namely a brokerage and an agency. Thomas Smith provides insurance cover for all personal lines including motor, travel, home, health, and pleasure craft, as well as business risks such as marine cargo, business combined policies, liability, and group health.