GIBRALTAR PORT AUTHORITY
A LEANER, GREENER,
CLEANER PORT MANUEL TIRADO, ACTING CEO OF GIBRALTAR PORT AUTHORITY.
Sustainable Business Magazine speaks with Manuel Tirado, Acting CEO of Gibraltar Port Authority, about running one of the world’s most historically significant ports and how it plans to embrace the future. Gibraltar’s location at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula has for centuries made it an important European port. As the gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, the territory has a proud maritime history. Today between 60,000 and 70,000 vessels pass through the Strait of Gibraltar every year – over 240 million gross tons of ship. Bolstered by an international airport just minutes away, the modern port is as significant as its predecessors.
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The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) was established in 2005. “The strategy for the port is to build on its unique geographical position and continue to provide a vibrant market for shipping stakeholders,” says Manuel Tirado, acting CEO of the GPA. “We try to deliver the best possible service to the shipping sector in a safe and efficient operating environment. As part of delivering this core function we manage the safety of navigation as well
Published on Dec 8, 2017