Drydocks World, Greek firm discuss tie-up
Dubai, November 21, 2012
Dubai's ship building unit Drydocks World said it held extensive discussions with senior officials of Samos Steamship, a leading ship managing company in Greece, on future co-operation in several areas of mutual interest during their recent visit to the emirate.
With a tradition in sea transportation since 1875, Samos Steamship is a reputed name in the marine industry.
A high-level team led by Samos Steamship president Nicholas G. Inglessis and managing director Tassos Tzamouranis, met Khamis Juma Buamim, the chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World and members of the senior management recently, said a statement from Drydocks World.
The visiting delegation expressing keen interest in working on several areas of mutual interest, it added.
"We are eager to identify and closely collaborate on all relevant areas that would enhance and improve our business in both immediate and planned future extension of our services in prospective areas such as Fujairah, which has a thriving port," said Khamis Juma Buamim..
"We have diverse offerings both at the shipyard and the adjacent Dubai Maritime City for customers all over the world and have seen a consistent increase in interest in recent months. We will have further constructive talks in the near future on fine-tuning the activities and timelines," he noted.
The discussions revolved around future collaboration in managing a newly operational ship maintenance facility in Fujairah, on the northern side of the UAE, yacht maintenance in Dubai Maritime City (DMC), preferred customer status for Samos Steamship and setting up an office in the recently opened Maritime Business Centre, within DMC.
The members later toured the Drydocks World and Dubai Maritime City facilities and was appreciative of the infrastructure available for promoting maritime business and trade.-TradeArabia News Service