The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), accompanied by the Ambassador of Spain to the U.K., Mr. Carlos Bastarreche and the Chairman of the Port of Algeciras Bay, Mr. Gerardo Landaluce, among others, visited this week the Port of Algeciras Bay, that, with a total throughput of 108 million tons, ranks first in Spain.

 During the working meeting, the South Korean IMO Secretary General, Mr. Kitack Lim, has shown interest for the future plans of the Port of Algeciras, as well as for the operations of the container terminals, APMT and the semi-automated Total Terminal International Algeciras (TTIA), being the latter owned by Hyundai Merchant Marine.

 IMO 2020

Mr. Lim has also noted that the operators of the Port of Algeciras are ready to comply with the IMO 2020 regulation. In fact, one of the refineries that is a worldwide reference in the production of a new low sulphur product, is precisely Cepsa refinery, whose port facilities are part of the Port of Algeciras Bay.