Gibraltar (PortSEurope) November 10, 2017 – Gibraltar Port Authority CEO and Captain of the Port, Manuel Tirado, has attended the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) annual convention in Singapore.
The annual event is a conference and exhibition with global industry leaders in attendance.
Tirado took the opportunity to meet with several ship owners and operators during his visit. Daniel Perera, one of the Port’s Bunkering Superintendents is accompanying Mr Tirado on this visit.
The Minister for the Port the Hon Gilbert Licudi QC (MP) commented, ”Attendance at these high-profile events is a fundamental part of the Government’s marketing strategy, aimed at further reinforcing the Port of Gibraltar’s reputation as a ‘Centre of Maritime Excellence’.
Gibraltar is the largest bunkering port in the Mediterranean and its bunkering companies continue to expand bunkering as it continues to be the main activity within the port.
Gibraltar’s many advantages include competitive market because of high turnover, low costs because of unique tax-free status within European Union, competitive port dues, location near main shipping lanes and a market is continuously monitored by the Government of Gibraltar to ensure competitiveness
Gibraltar’s bunkering companies can supply all grades of marine fuel from 30 cSt to 380 cSt and there are constant quality checks by each company.
Bunkers are normally delivered by barge while the vessel is at anchor in Gibraltar Bay and can also be delivered alongside.
Source: Gibraltar Port Authority
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