Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi launched to further strengthen the maritime sector
Hub encourages collaboration to drive industry growth
Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group, working in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre – Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), has announced the official launch of Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi, www.maritimehub-ad.com, a platform to bridge the gap between public and private stakeholders to connect and strengthen the maritime sector.
At a town hall event attended by representatives from numerous areas across the maritime industry, participants were apprised of the benefits the Maritime Hub intends to bring to the sector and were provided with insights on topics including Abu Dhabi’s Industrial Strategy, presented by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Maritime Sustainability Passport by ESG Plus, and Decarbonisation Awareness by DNV – Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi’s’ knowledge partner.
“This initiative will create an unparalleled platform for stakeholders to come together, share knowledge, and drive progress that will reshape the industry landscape and strengthen Abu Dhabi’s standing as an international maritime city,” commented Captain Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Maritime.
The Maritime Hub was formed following extensive research and benchmarking against other leading maritime cities such as Singapore and France. Founded on three core strategic pillars – Connect, Create and Collaborate, the Hub aims to harness collective synergies through cooperation across public and private sectors, thus bolstering growth across the entire maritime ecosystem.
A committee composed of representatives from various segments of both the public and private maritime sectors will lead working groups, contributing innovative ideas, addressing challenges and guiding collaborative efforts to promote industry growth and development.
The Hub will also play a role in facilitating the maritime industry’s sustainability, by offering awareness, guidance and familiarisation on the pathway to decarbonisation, promoting best practice and the development of eco-friendly solutions to assist businesses in reducing their carbon footprint.