Event about the past, present and future of the maritime sector


Today, 7th of April, we met in the Assembly Hall of the Elder Museum to enjoy a talk with Asocelpa’s last eight presidents.

In the old Casa Elder, where Asocelpa was established in 1925, we began the event with the presentation of the first Guide on Consignment and Stowage in the maritime sector of the Canary Islands. The purpose of this guide, edited by ASOCELPA, is to help answer to clarify simple questions that the general public may have about the work we carry out. It is a guide prepared by consignment and stowage professionals for all audiences. In the guide we share with the entire maritime community and public institutions, the solutions that we should take into account to rigorously face the professional challenges that the future will bring us in the maritime sector of the Canary Islands. We also wanted to commemorate Mr. Emilio Ley Arata, Mr. Juan Bordes Claverie, Mr. Ezequiel Hernández Blanco, Mr. Armando Bordes Martín and Mr. Cayetano Cuyás Hidalgo. They were five previous presidents who are no longer with us and whose work was essential to understand the Association as it is today. During the discussion, the last eight presidents, Mr. José Juan Rodríguez Castillo, Ms. Caridad Cuyás Jorge, Mr. Uwe Harms, Mr. Juan Pérez Pérez, Mr. Manuel Domínguez Romero, Mr. Francisco Naranjo González, Mr. Juan Carlos Núñez Cuyás and D. Jaime Cabrera del Pino reviewed and shared with the more than 100 attendees at the event, the historical moments that they have experienced as heads of their companies and the Association. They also spelled out what we consider to be the future challenges for the sector. The event was wrapped up by answering questions from the audience. Finally, a recently recovered a video documentary by the Audiovisual Culture Center of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria on the port activity since 1909 was showed. We thank all attendees for their attendance and we encourage the entire port community to continue working for the development of a robust Canarian maritime sector that should be less vulnerable to the struggles to which we have been subjected in recent years and that have shaken the world.


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