• Brexit could spell trouble for EU names like port and feta

    Brexit could spell trouble for EU names like port and feta0

    By Barry Hatton, Associated Press Port producers in Portugal fear the impact of Brexit on its multimillion-pound export industry to the UK. The European Union’s name protection laws ensure that the wine produced in the valley of the River Douro is the only one in the world that can be called port. Without these laws,

  • GPA deal with overturned boat

    GPA deal with overturned boat0

    Just after 6pm last Thursday, the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) received a call at the VTS Centre from Algeciras VTS advising of a small craft drifting. The call came from the ferry “Ciudad de Malaga” who reported seeing a small craft drifting in the area of the Gibraltar pilot boarding area one mile South West

  • Tender process opens for La Linea commercial centre

    Tender process opens for La Linea commercial centre0

    The tender process has opened up for a 40,000-square metre commercial and leisure centre and two new chiringuitos alongside Marina Alcaidesa and Avenida Principe de Asturias in La Línea de la Concepción. The news was welcomed by La Línea Mayor Juan Franco, who said he was “satisfied” with the announcement. He said: “We will see

  • Port promotion

    Port promotion0

    VTSO Shane Ramagge has recently been promoted to the rank of Port Officer. Mr Ramagge joined the Gibraltar Port Authority in December 2014 and since then has been able to develop his skills to allow him to take on his new role. CEO and Captain of the Port (Acting), Manuel Tirado took the opportunity to

  • Port welcomes two new VTS operators

    Port welcomes two new VTS operators0

    The Gibraltar Port Authority’[s (GPA) latest recruits have successfully qualified as Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Operators following an extensive period of training in the UK. James Valarino and Jason Costa have both returned from the South Tyneside College near Newcastle following an intense seven week course which provided their VHF radio, radar and VTS training

  • Promotions at the Gibraltar Port Authority

    Promotions at the Gibraltar Port Authority0

    Internal promotions have recently taken place at the Gibraltar Port Authority, with David Pincho being appointed as Senior Port Officer and Jason Duarte being appointed as Deputy VTS Manager. Mr Pincho has been at the Port since 2006 and has held a number of positions in the Port where he has gained vital experience to