DMCA puts focus on Dubai as maritime hub at London show
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) showcased the emirate as a first-class maritime hub during the high-profile London International Shipping Week (LISW) taking place from September 7 to 11, 2015.
The delegation shared Dubai’s maritime sector’s competitive edge, significant growth and development, and key opportunities with high-level government and shipping leaders and maritime industry pioneers from around the world.
Amer Ali, executive director of Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “The participation in LISW is an ideal opportunity for the DMCA to underline Dubai's pioneering experience in the transition to a leading global maritime hub as well as to highlight the results of an international survey conducted by global organization, Menon Business Economics Group. The survey has projected that Dubai will make it to the world’s top 7 leading maritime centres in the next five years, firmly reflecting our commitment to reinforce the sector’s status among the world’s leading marine clusters.”
DMCA presented a detailed insight about the strengths of Dubai’s maritime sector which has steadily positioned itself to be among the world’s top maritime centres. The first-of-its-kind Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (DMSS), which was established to regulate, develop and promote the maritime industry while observing the highest standards of excellence, creativity, innovation, was also discussed.
In addition, DMCA threw the spotlight on the Dubai’s world-class services and infrastructure, its strategic location, business-friendly environment, and investment encouraging legislations in a bid to draw international ship owners, promoting its leadership on the global maritime map.
The move will further drive the emirate’s sustainable and vibrant maritime industry, which can significantly contribute to the UAE’s overall economic development agenda.
Nawfal Al Jourani, director of communications, DMCA added: “We are keen to seize opportunities of participating in the global maritime forums to further consolidate Dubai’s global competitiveness and accelerate its steady progress before the participants of different maritime sectors from around the world. By joining the convention, we further aim to take part in the event’s vast networking opportunities with decision makers and industry leaders as we step up our efforts to attract more maritime activities and events to Dubai.”
London International Shipping Week is attracting wide participation of the most prominent personalities, companies and stakeholders in the maritime industry from different countries in the world. Attendees include regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, and shipping service providers, among others.