Gibraltar Port Engages With its Singapore Colleagues
Following the highly successful International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) convention held in Gibraltar last week, key members of the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) hosted a productive meeting with top level representatives from the bunkering sector at the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore. The meeting came at the request of the MPA, following the GPA’s attendance at Singapore International Bunker conference last month. On the agenda were the operational and regulatory aspects of the Port of Gibraltar’s bunkering setup and new technology and procedures recently introduced in Singapore. Synergies common to both bunkering ports were also identified, serving as a basis to develop and build upon this dynamic relationship for the benefit of both ports in the future.
CEO and Captain of the Port, Commodore Bob Sanguinetti said “ it makes us extremely proud at the Gibraltar Port Authority to be closely involved in developing best practice with the world’s largest bunkering hub.” The Minister for Maritime Affairs, the Hon Gilbert Licudi QC, added that “this sort of engagement is recognition of the Port of Gibraltar’s status as the premier bunker port in the Mediterranean and underpins its reputation as a centre of maritime excellence.”