Minister for Financial Services and Maritime Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP, led a delegation to Singapore on 7th and 8th April and then on to Hong Kong on 11th and 12th April 2016.

The Minister was accompanied by CEO and Captain of the Port, Bob Sanguinetti. The visit formed part of the Government’s continued campaign to raise the Port of Gibraltar’s profile and to aggressively market the broad range of services it delivers globally.

Isola hosted an official reception at each location, and met senior maritime industry executives, ship owners and operators. Commodore Sanguinetti also met key stakeholders in Singapore and Hong Kong, supporting a contingent of Gibraltar based bunker suppliers, shipping agents and other service providers. He commented that "HM Government of Gibraltar is highly supportive of the shipping sector, a pivotal contributor to our economy, and we will continue to work closely with the committed professionals in the industry, to assist the Port develop solutions and initiatives, in order to provide an even better service to the international shipping community."

Captain of the Port Bob Sanguinetti exchanges plaques with Chairman Gina Lee-Wan, Senior Council Member of the Singapore Shipping Association

Minister Isola said: I am very encouraged to have led a strong Gibraltar team of professionals from the maritime services sectors on this trade mission to Singapore and Hong Kong. This visit established new professional contacts and followed up on and capitalised on our previous visits to a region which we remain committed to.” 

Council members of the Singapore Shipping Association with Gibraltar’s Port Operators; First on left – George Dyke; Fifth from left – Commodore Bob Sanguinetti; Back, second from right – Danny Gabay; Back, first from right – Karl Alecio; Front, third from right – Tyrone Payas; Front, second from right – Freddie Pitto