Saturday, May 28

Antonio Armas, president of Naviera Armas, dies

Antonio Armas Fernández, president of Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea, has been found dead in the early afternoon of this Tuesday, March 15, at his home in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

As this newspaper has learned, his family could not locate him and, after going to his house and getting inside, they found him inside, already lifeless. Right now, legal procedures are being carried out to transfer his body to the Institute of Forensic Medicine.

The businessman received the Canary Islands Gold Medal last year, framed in the Community Day events and in recognition of the company’s 80 years of existence.

Son of Antonio Armas Curbelo, founder of the shipping company, took over as its head in 1968. The company, in addition to the Canary Islands, communicates peninsular and North African ports. It is the oldest shipping company in the Canary archipelago and the fastest growing in recent years. In 2018 it acquired Compañía Trasmediterránea, becoming the largest shipping group in Spain and one of the most important in Europe.

(There will be expansion)