Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Administrator0
Costa heads for Hong Kong to promote Gibraltar shipping sector
Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port, Neil Costa
MP, will shortly be heading to Hong Kong as part of the Gibraltar Government’s
continuing campaign to aggressively market the Port of Gibraltar on a global scale.
Mr Costa will be hosting several events in order to meet top maritime industry
executives, shipping associations, operators and ship owners in a move designed to
attract more business to Gibraltar.
The Government delegation led by the Minister will include Captain of the Port,
Commodore Bob Sanguinetti and Diana Soussi from the Gibraltar Maritime
A contingent of local private sector shipping representatives will also be making the
trip. They will be joined by members of the Gibraltar Government’s office in Hong
The Minister reiterated that the Port of Gibraltar was a vital component of the Rock’s
economic success and that he was keen to give renewed impetus to the efforts of
both the Government and the private sector to achieve further economic activity.
Mr Costa said: “I am delighted at the opportunity of travelling to Hong Kong, an
international hub of the global maritime industry and be able to showcase the quality
professional services offered by the Port of Gibraltar, to an experienced and
discerning gathering of shipping experts. The trip and activities that we will be
undertaking there are part of the Gibraltar Government’s robust promotion efforts to
highlight the commercial and strategic importance of our Port.”