DMCA makes technology visit to Singapore
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has completed a technology benchmark visit to the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore.
The technology benchmark visit, which closely follows the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on maritime cooperation that DMCA signed with the MPA, provided the perfect platform for DMCA to explore the best international practices and technology trends that are crucial to delivering maritime services in the most efficient and effective manner.
The DMCA delegation to Singapore, which comprised Mahmoud Ewidah (senior manger – IT) and Mustafa Malik (manager systems and business solutions) met with MPA officials including Gavin Yeow (manager - port and shipping systems); Cindy Hoh (manager – marine licensing and prosecution), Muchamed Elfian Harun (manager – marine services); and Anthony Chua (assistant manager – international).
The two parties were involved in in-depth discussions on wide ranging topics such as marine licensing procedures using the latest IT technologies, including maritime vessel licensing and permits, maritime crew assessment, licensing and certification, and bunkering permits.
Ewidah said: “This technology benchmark visit to MPA complements DMCA’s broader efforts to support Dubai’s vision to achieve leadership position in various sectors, including the maritime industry.
“DMCA is currently in the process of introducing a range of maritime services, many of which are being offered for the first time in the UAE and the region as well. Given this background, it is imperative that we conduct technology benchmark visits to some of the world’s leading ports authorities to explore best practices and technologies which DMCA can eventually adopt.”