Dubai’s achievements attract strong interest from global maritime industry at the ‘NOR-SHIPPING 2019’ exhibition in Norway
Dubai’s maritime achievements have attracted great interest from the world’s maritime industry leaders at the ‘NOR-SHIPPING 2019’ exhibition, with numerous leading figures from around the globe praising the pivotal role of the global maritime map on the sidelines of Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) participation at the event, which was held recently in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway.
The successful international gathering came with the involvement of several prominent local entities including Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), Dubai Maritime City (DMC), Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), DP World and Drydocks World; all of whom provided a strong boost to the pioneering efforts led by DMCA to represent the Emirate of Dubai and the UAE in leading international forums. Each organization assisted in efforts to promote cooperation, communication and interaction with global maritime industry leaders and strengthen connection in terms of knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices supporting the growth, sustainability and universality of maritime clusters in the world.
Visitors to the DMCA platform at the exhibition were presented with the opportunity to learn more about Dubai’s leading initiatives to enhance the efficiency, competitiveness and comprehensiveness of the local maritime sector. The Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster was a stand-out feature and provided a chance for regional and international investors to have an integrated portfolio of marine services central to attracting foreign direct investment to the emirate of Dubai – that boasts many promising avenues as one of the best maritime capitals in the world.
The Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster’s importance is universally recognized as it serves as a platform for adopting innovation and technological advances in the service of the Maritime Cluster, which is emerging as one of the world’s most competitive and attractive Maritime clusters. The Maritime Sector Strategy also proved to be an outstanding success in raising Dubai’s position on the global maritime map; focusing particularly on human investment and the development of infrastructure, integrated logistics programs, maritime regulations and legislation that will ensure the management of maritime operations, according to the highest standards of occupational safety and best environmental practices and local and international decisions.
Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, said that the wide acclaim of Dubai’s achievements reaffirms international confidence in the promising opportunities and competitive advantages of the local maritime cluster. He noted that Dubai is on par with the world’s leading maritime centers, under the guidance of the wise leadership, and continuous efforts of the Maritime Authority to support maritime components including ships, cargo and logistics continue to be hugely beneficial. Furthermore, he added that the Maritime Authority will continue to focus on employing innovation and R&D in the development of integrated logistics programs, advanced infrastructure and management of maritime operations; according to specific initiatives directed to enhance competitiveness, attractiveness and comprehensiveness that the maritime cluster requires to be a driving force for economic growth and diversification.
Amer Ali said: “Leading global events such as ‘NOR-SHIPPING’ present the perfect opportunity to build bridges of communication with the world’s maritime leaders, and to explore new horizons for establishing strategic partnerships that serve the common aspiration of promoting the global maritime industry based on innovation, sustainability and technology; in line with the requirements of the twenty-first century. Our successful participation represents an important step forward in our efforts to showcase Dubai’s leadership experience to the world as we can exchange our knowledge and expertise, and highlight our successive achievements inspired by the vision of our leadership to become the leading maritime capital in the world.
We look forward to the continuation of the ‘Marine Sector Strategy’, the ‘Quattro Helix Partnerships’ and other leading initiatives that have had a great impact on building a sustainable and integrated maritime sector and establishing the framework for a constructive partnership with the public and private sectors; which have ultimately led Dubai to the forefront of the most distinctive and competitive maritime capitals in the world.”
The NOR-SHIPPING 2019 delegation included senior officials from DMCA, as well as representatives of EMAC, DMC, DMCC, JAFZA, DP World and Drydocks World.