Dubai Maritime Authority Launches Program to Strengthen Partnerships

Dubai Maritime Authority Launches Program to Strengthen Partnerships

Sheikh Saeed: We are guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to strengthen the marine transport sector in the emirate of Dubai

The Dubai Maritime Authority (DMA) at the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, the regulator of the shipping and maritime sector in Dubai, announced the launch of the program, designed to strengthen partnerships across the maritime sector in the emirate.

The program was launched during an interactive meeting organized by DMA at Al Habtoor Hotel in the presence of over 100 senior managers and decision makers representing international, regional, and local organizations contribution to Dubai’s rich shipping and maritime sector, along with senior DMA officials.

In his opening remarks at the event, Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, Executive Director of the Dubai Maritime Authority, said: “Today, we are on the cusp of new phase in enhancing the navigation and marine transport sector in Dubai.

"Which is defined by the recent legislative decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, with Law No. (3) of 2023.

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"And in line with this Law, we sought to launch the program, which embodies the importance of public-private partnership as a springboard for growth, innovation, and prosperity.”

Sheikh Saeed explained: “It is a vehicle for discussing concerns with our partners at all times, and reflects the DMA’s commitment to developing the sector by involving all stakeholders in the decision-making process, shaping a shared vision based on the key pillars of transparency."

The meeting offered a platform for decision makers from maritime transport companies to express their opinions and set out their vision for the future of the sector.

Engagement with the sector will accelerate over the coming months, with a series of periodic workshops with experts from various maritime companies in the emirate already planned, along with a series of meetings that aim to strengthen existing partnerships.

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