Petrospot Will Hold An Edition of Maritime Week Las Palmas Every Two Years

on Tuesday, 21 June 2022. Posted in Petrospot News

by Puertocanarias Tue, 06/21/2022

The international summit of the maritime sector Maritime Week Las Palmas (MWLPA) will be held in Gran Canaria every two years. This was confirmed today by Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, general director of Petrospot, and José Mayor, president of the Oneport port association, both directors of the organizing entity and the promoting entity of this event, respectively. Today the second day of this maritime week takes place at the Santa Catalina Hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with four conference sessions and a closing session as a panel discussion among the attendees. The opening ceremony was attended by Antonio Morales, president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria; Nasara Cabrera, General Director of Economic Relations with Africa of the Canarian Government; Francisco Trujillo, director of Ports of Las Palmas;

Bankes-Hughes confirmed in response to questions from journalists that the objective of the MWLPA is none other than to enhance the image of the port among international maritime operators. "Everyone knows that the Port of Las Palmas is of great importance as an enclave for the supply of fuel to ships, but other services it provides are not as well known. We are going to hold this event here every two years and it will be increasingly relevant , sure," said the director of Petrospot. The attendees, representatives of national and international companies, will have the opportunity tomorrow to see what the Port of Las Palmas offers on the ground in a guided tour of various facilities. Among others, those of Minerva, Astican or TESS. For the director of Petrospot, "

For his part, the president of Oneport, José Mayor, announced at the welcoming ceremony of the MWLPA that starting next Monday work will begin to find a date for the next edition of this summit in 2024. Apart from the bunkering and provisioning, it is intended to expand the range of activities to be addressed with the naval repair or consignment sectors, among others. Mayor highlighted the effort that has been made, in coordination with Petrospot, to include Las Palmas as the center for the celebration of this maritime week that also takes place in other key ports on the planet. In his opinion, it is a summit that serves as a platform for the global promotion of the Port of Las Palmas, a port "quite solid, nobody can complain about shortages, even during the pandemic."

From the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, its president, Antonio Morales, highlighted the importance of the MWLPA taking place on the island that is home to the most important port in the Mid-Atlantic and that has proven to be a safe port at an international level. Morales stated that "we are working on a blue economy proposal that represents a new model of sustainable productive activity from the oceans. We are talking about port activity, but also about offshore wind energy and blue biotechnology." Regarding the project for a gas supply plant for ships in the Port of Las Palmas, Morales explained that "things are evolving very quickly, there is even talk of ammonia. Perhaps soon gas will no longer be the alternative for the ships".