Dubai maritime sector in focus at Miami meet
Dubai, March 20, 2014
The strategic advantages in Dubai maritime sector was highlighted by an Emirati delegation at a conference in Miami, Florida.
The delegation from the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, took part in the 30th annual ‘Cruise Shipping Miami’ conference.
They highlighted the available possibilities in the emirate, which are capable of attracting major marine tourism companies and discussed Dubai’s Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) and the various aspects related to the maritime sector.
The DMCA aimed at highlighting the vital role of Dubai in the region’s maritime sector because of its location, which is capable of meeting the needs of cruise ships through infrastructure and logistical resources.
It included the marine strategy pursued by the emirate in consolidating its role, compliance to international and local standards in the fields of maritime safety and security, and the preservation of the maritime environment.
The delegates also discussed the significance of developing laws, legislation and regulations, which have had an active role in positive changes within the local maritime sector along with providing investment-friendly environment to attract marine industries from across the world.
Ali Al Dabbous, executive director of Operations, DMCA, said: “The participation of DMCA in ‘Cruise Shipping Miami’ conference year after year proves the competitiveness of Dubai at the maritime level regionally and globally and activates the tourism role of the emirate worldwide.
“This has been achieved through the introduction of new laws, legislation and regulations, which has been able to keep up with the rapid changes at the regional and international levels. This is in addition to the provision of basic infrastructure, which has formed the mainstay of the cruise ship industry and personal and operational safety which are the focuses of maritime strategy,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service