Port attends Africa bunkering conference

Representatives from the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) have been attending the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Africa Bunkering Conference, hosted by Ports of Tenerife, this week. 

Manuel Tirado, CEO and Captain of the Port (Acting) commented that this has provided a fantastic opportunity for the GPA to network with key decision makers and listen to panel discussions with industry experts on topics such as the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap. The conference has also provided an opportunity to gain insight into growth opportunities in Africa and to hear from major ship owners on their plans for technology and fuel strategies.

The Minister for Maritime Affairs, Gilbert Licudi added that attendance at regional conferences, especially those in close proximity to Gibraltar, were vital in maintaining our profile as the premier bunkering hub in the Mediterranean.