Bahamas Maritime Authority Goes To China

Tuesday 28th, June 2011 / 07:41 Published by

Pictured in the centre is Arthur Bowring, managing director of Hong Kong Ship Owners Association. Pictured from left to right:Commodore Davy Rolle, BMA managing director; Peter John Goulandris, deputy chairman; Ian Fair, chairman; and (HK) Malcolm Keast, regional director.

Hong Kong, China – Strengthening its economic presence in Asia, The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) formally presented its credentials to a highly influential Chinese audience for the first time.
Contacts with banks, finance houses, ship owners, and shipping associations has the BMA now planning several promotional opportunities in the Far East.

On June 13, the BMA sent a top-level team to Beijing and Hong Kong to meet senior Chinese officials in the Ministry of Transport.  These leaders have responsibility for maritime affairs and key commercial players in China’s maritime industry.  The delegation remained in China until June 17.

The visit allowed maritime parties to engage in fostering a relationship between The Bahamas, which has one of the world’s largest ship registries, and China, which is a major shipbuilding nation.  This meeting promotes and establishes a permanent Bahamian presence in China.

Led by Ian Fair, BMA’s chairman, the delegation included Peter John Goulandris, deputy chairman; Commodore Davy Rolle, managing director (London) and Malcolm Keast, regional director (Hong Kong).


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