The Gibraltar Port Authority and Petrospot, together with HM Government of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Maritime Administration and other Gibraltar-based stakeholders, have joined forces to create the inaugural Maritime Week Gibraltar, a major new biennial event. This event will be designed to showcase and promote Gibraltar’s thriving maritime sector to a wider international audience with the aim of attracting more maritime-related business into Gibraltar. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Petrospot and the Gibraltar Port Authority in this regard.
Maritime Week Gibraltar, which will be held during the week of 24-28 June 2019, will showcase Gibraltar’s role as a key global maritime centre, reinforcing its status as the Mediterranean’s premier bunkering hub as well as highlighting the maritime expertise and facilities available locally, including legal and financial services.
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director of UK-based Petrospot commented ‘Gibraltar is already well-known worldwide for its exceptional bunkering facilities which have made it the top refuelling location in the Mediterranean. However, Gibraltar’s thriving maritime sector has so much more to offer the global shipping community, from drydock and agency to legal services, slops and debunkering facilities, hull and tank cleaning, crew change, training and so much more. Maritime Week Gibraltar is designed to show to the world what Gibraltar’s maritime sector is capable of.’
HM Government of Gibraltar’s Minister for the Port, the Hon Gilbert Licudi QC MP, added ‘I hope this event will provide a fantastic opportunity for local organisations to engage with the international maritime community, offering them the perfect platform to show the very best of what Gibraltar has to offer. I am delighted with Petrospot’s involvement in this project which I am sure will be a great success.’
Oxfordshire-based Petrospot Limited is a privately-owned independent publishing, training and events company – focused on shipping and specialising in bunkering – that has created and organised some of the world’s most important maritime events.
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