Boluda Corporación Marítima appoints Javier Climent Melian Corporate Director in Canary Islands

He will combine this new appointment with the role of Boluda Lines National Finance Director, a post he has held since 2007
 
Climent’s role as director of Boluda Maritime Terminals Las Palmas will now be taken over by another sector professional  

Boluda Corporación Marítima has appointed Javier Climent Melian Corporate Director of three corporate divisions: Boluda Towage and Salvage, Boluda Lines and Boluda Tankers, as well as all the corporation’s other businesses in the islands, starting in this role from today, 27 November.

Up to now Javier Climent combined two senior positions in Boluda Corporación Marítima’s shipping company: director of Boluda Maritime Terminal Las Palmas and national Finance Director of Boluda Lines, and will continue to hold the latter position in parallel with his corporate representative role in the Canary Islands.

With a solid financial and business administration background, Climent Melian began his working relationship with Boluda Lines (formerly Naviera Pinillos) in February 2006, initially joining the Boluda Group as administrative manager of the former shipping company Pinillos (now Boluda Lines) and all the shipping companies of the holding company.

In 2007 he was appointed Chief Finance Director of Boluda Lines and all the companies in this sphere (Miller y Cía., Miller Logística, Insular de Transporte Especiales, Trimar, VB Travel, VB Comisarios de Averías, Boluda Container Industry and Boluda Cargo Int’l).

In 2013 he was appointed director of La Luz, SA. Container Terminal, the largest maritime and container terminal of Boluda Corporación Marítima (BCM), and took over the administrative and financial management of all BCM container terminals (Seville, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas and Vilagarcía de Arousa). Earlier this year he was also appointed finance director of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Santa Cruz de La Palma terminals, acquired from Capsa.

In addition to his roles as director of Boluda Maritime Terminal Las Palmas (formerly La Luz, SA Container Terminal) and finance director of shipping lines, shipping agency, maritime terminals, truck and logistics, Climent currently represents Boluda Lines in the following institutions and organizations: consultant in the Port Authority of Las Palmas, the Stevedoring Society (SAGEP) of Las Palmas and the Stevedoring Society (SAGEP) of Fuerteventura; and board member in the Canary Islands Business Association, Las Palmas Shipping Agents and Stevedores Association (Asocelpa), and the Port Enterprise Federation (Fedeport), and the Ports and Navigation Councils of the Port Authorities of Las Palmas and Tenerife.

Boluda’s investment in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are one of Boluda Corporación Marítima’s main entrepreneurial objectives, where they offer a wide-reaching professional portfolio of maritime services. The company currently provides the archipelago with services such as international goods transport, maritime terminals, shipping agent, logistics, freight forwarding, chartering, towing and mooring.

Through the three divisions of the company – Boluda Lines, Boluda Towage and Salvage and Boluda Tankers – this corporation has in recent decades fostered a strong commitment to present and future development in the Canarian maritime sector, due to the rich economic and human potential of the Canary Islands and its forefront position in the maritime sector.

Boluda Corporación Marítima has twenty-four years of commercial and professional symbiosis with Canary Islands, ever since chairman Vicente Boluda Fos first began maritime activity in 1994 acquiring Miller y Cía to provide shipping agency services, later expanding this investment with the purchase of Naviera Pinillos shipping line in 1997.