His Excellency, Li Yuanming, resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas led a delegation to Grand Bahama where he met with local business executives and toured Freeport Container Port with Chris Gray, CEO. Pictured L – R, (front row) are: Albert Gray, President – GBPA; Madam Zhong Gangsheng, (wife of Ambassador Li); Sen. The Hon. Katherine Smith, Parliamentary Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister; Ambassador Li Yuanming; Sir Albert Miller, CEO – GBPA; Chris Gray, CEO – FCP, FHC, GBAC; Dong Sheng, Third Secretary, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; L to R (back row), Chen Jingshen, First Secretary; Guo Xin, Attaché; Madam Ding Yuexiu, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; Raymond Jones – COO, FCP, FHC, GBAC; Madam Zhang Xinmin, First Secretary; Sherry Rodgers, Corporate Affairs Manager, FCP, FHC, GBAC, and Madam Yang Yang, wife of Mr. Dong Sheng.
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – His Excellency, Li Yuanming, resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, visited Grand Bahama on Monday where he met with local business executives, toured Freeport Container Port and met with Chris Gray, CEO.
During a private lunch hosted by His Excellency Yuanming, he commmended Sir Albert Miller, CEO, Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), and Chris Gray, CEO, Freeport Container Port (FCP), Freeport Harbour Company (FHC), and Grand Bahama Airport Company (GBAC) for their companies’ support during his tenure in the Bahamas. His Excellency Yuanming is completing a three year posting in The Bahamas this month, having been here since 2005.
The Ambassador expressed his desire to continue his friendship with all of his business colleagues in The Bahamas, and noted, ‘In China, friendship is better than money’.
Freeport Container Port (FCP), situated only 65 miles from Florida, is the natural trans-shipment hub for the Eastern seaboard of the Americas and the principal East/West Line Haul routes through the region.
FCP is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), HPH is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 292 berths in 46 ports, spanning 23 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies.