Drydocks World hosts Argentinean commissioner
Maria De Los Angeles Arrieta, counselor and trade commissioner with the embassy of Argentina in the UAE, stated the South American country is keen on exploring new shipping industry opportunities and partnerships in the emirate.
In a meeting with Drydocks World and Maritime World chairman Khamis Juma Buamim, Arrieta expressed keen interest in the operations of the company and outlined her intention to support the various initiatives.
Buamim, referring to the services being offered at Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and the new projects of the company, said: “We are delighted to provide a world-class facility to international investors including those from Argentina to enable them to base their operations from the maritime hub and to build a network throughout Middle East, Africa and the sub-continent.
“In addition to excellent infrastructure and logistical support, investors can rely on the readily accessible government departments who are willing to offer all assistance for easy set up. A number of international companies are already operating from DMC, which is one of the largest man-made mixed-use cluster facilities in the world.”
Buamim also highlighted the recent initiatives such as the industry’s renowned MARE FORUM Shipping Summit, which will be making its Dubai debut in 2014. He invited a high-level team of delegates from Argentina to take part in the event. HE Buamim also welcomed trade missions from shipping and marine industries and stressed his support for these initiatives that support global industrial interaction and smoother overseas investments.
“Argentina is looking forward to exploring new opportunities and new partnerships with UAE companies in this growing and prominent industry and by doing this it is considering to organize a trade mission visit with businessmen from the shipbuilding industry,” said Arrieta.
“We have developed a good cluster industry on tankers of up to 47,000 tons, bulk vessels of up to 27,000 tons, fishing vessels, tugs, boats of pilotage, ferries, vessel for passenger transportation, and we are ready to explore new markets.”