Logo used since 2011
|Founded||April 16, 1998|
MaltaPost p.l.c. was registered with the Malta Registry of Companies as a public limited company on 16 April 1998. It took over from Posta Limited on 1 May of that year. On 31 January 2002, MaltaPost was partially privatized when the government sold 35% to Transend Worldwide Ltd, a subsidiary company of New Zealand Post Ltd. In September 2007 the government sold 25% of its shareholding in MaltaPost to Lombard Bank plc, which effectively became the majority shareholder in the company with 60% shareholding. The other 40% were sold to the public in January 2008.
In 2011 MaltaPost carried out a series of reforms, including adopting a new logo.
MaltaPost issued its first stamps on 27 May 1998, and the issue consisted of a set of 4 commemorating the International Year of the Ocean. Less than a year after MaltaPost took over, in early 1999, the German company Bundesdruckerei began printing Maltese stamps instead of the local company Printex Limited. MaltaPost's first definitive was issued between 1999 and 2003, and it showed Maltese flowers. In 2004, Printex began printing Maltese stamps once again. Since then, the number of sets per year has increased and photography began to be used more often on stamps, especially in 2008-2009. Many recent issues are based on paintings (especially watercolours designed by Cedric Galea Pirotta) or photos or graphic designs designed by MaltaPost itself. Many stamps are based on local topics, and English is the predominant language on stamps. MaltaPost takes part in various stamp issuing programmes including EUROPA and SEPAC.
Since 2003 there have been a lot of sets with high values when standard local postage is €0.26, but although these are mainly intended for collectors, higher values are still used on parcels or registered letters since postage labels are not used as often in Malta as in other countries.
|Central 1 Hub||Qormi Road||Marsa|
|Central 2 Hub||Mensija Road||San Ġwann|
|South Hub||Our Lady of Sorrows Street||Żejtun|
|Gozo Hub||Saint Elizabeth Street||Xewkija, Gozo|
A code starting with "R" indicates a Branch Post Office (BPO), and one with "S" indicates a Sub Post Office (SPO). The latter are usually located in shops such as stationers. Currently MaltaPost operates 33 BPOs (including 5 in Gozo) and 27 SPOs (including 2 in Gozo).
|R03||Dun Ġulju Muscat Street||Luqa|
|R04||Malta International Airport||Luqa|
|R05||Saint Catherine Street||Żurrieq|
|R10||21 September Avenue||Naxxar|
|R12||New Windmill Street||Mellieħa|
|R13||Wax Alley||San Pawl il-Baħar|
|R15||Naxxar Street||San Ġwann|
|R16||Paceville Street||San Ġiljan|
|R17||Manwel Dimech Street||Sliema|
|R18||Meme' Scicluna Square||Gżira|
|R22||Old Bakery Street||Valletta|
|R23||Antoine de Paule Square||Paola|
|R24||Fuq San Pawl||Bormla|
|R26||Saint Lucian Street||Żejtun|
|R27||Żarenu Dalli Street||Birżebbuġa|
|R28||Visitation Street||Għarb, Gozo|
|R29||Republic Street||Victoria, Gozo|
|R30||Racecourse Street||Xagħra, Gozo|
|R31||North Street||Nadur, Gozo|
|R32||J. F. de Chambray Street||Għajnsielem, Gozo|
|S01||Saint Nicholas Square||Siġġiewi|
|S08||Archbishop Gonzi Square||Kalkara|
|S09||Saint Thomas Street||Fgura|
|S12||Frenċ Abela Square||Dingli|
|S14||Ġorġ Borg Olivier Street||Mellieħa|
|S17||L. Casolani Street||Birkirkara|
|S20||Saint Bartholomeo Street||Għargħur|
|S21||Feliċ Borġ Street||San Ġwann|
|S22||Ċensu Xerri Street||Sliema|
|S23||Testaferrata Street||Ta' Xbiex|
|S26||Our Lady of Sorrows Street||San Lawrenz|
|S30||Kaħli Street||San Pawl il-Baħar|
|S31||Orvieto Street||Kerċem, Gozo|
|S32||Manoel de Vilhena Street||Gżira|
|S33||Wesgħa Bir Id-Deheb||Għaxaq|
|S36||Fleur-de-Lys Street||Santa Venera|
|S37||Glormu Cassar Street||Mosta|
|S38||Dun Karm Caruana Street||Għasri, Gozo|
There are an additional 431 authorized stamp vendors in Malta and Gozo. Letterboxes are also found in practically every locality.
MaltaPost initially continued to use postal codes as they were in the 1990s. In 2007 they changed the postcodes of all addresses in the Maltese Islands. Each code consist of three letters, that differ by locality, and four numbers, for example MTP 1001 (the postcode of MaltaPost's main complex in Marsa).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Post of Malta.|
- The Company. MaltaPost p.l.c. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- Maltapost privatisation latest red-letter day in postal history. Times of Malta, 21 January 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- Maltapost rebrands and offers new service. Times of Malta, 26 March 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- Search Letter Box and Outlets. MaltaPost p.l.c. Retrieved 7 July 2014.