Prime Minister Christie Meets with Global Shipping Giant in Geneva
From left to right are: Mr. Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Executive Chairman; Sir Baltron Bethel, Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister; Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism; Mr. Diego Aponte, MSC President; the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister & Minister of Finance; Mr. Gianluigi Aponte, MSC Group Executive Chairman; Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education; Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama; Her Excellency Rhoda Jackson, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)
MSC is a global giant in shipping, with 80,000 employees worldwide and market capture of 70 percent of cargo transhipment in global trade. Their assets in The Bahamas already include shareholdings in the Container Port in Grand Bahama, development of a cruise port destination at Ocean Cay and in the Northern Bahamas.
MSC is currently developing a partnership with educational and training institutions in The Bahamas for the production of maritime programmes and will undertake a national training and recruitment drive for mariners and ship crews as well as the expansion of cruise calls and other interests in The Bahamas.