DMCA Delegation Meets with IMO Secretary-General

A high-profile delegation from Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), met with His Excellency Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in London and discussed the latest developments regarding the implementation of Dubai’s Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) strategy, which is aimed at developing, regulating and promoting the various components of the maritime field in Dubai to make it a globally recognized maritime cluster.

In addition, DMCA officially invited the IMO Secretary-General to be guest of honour at Dubai Maritime Week 2014 which is set to run in October 2014. The event represents a significant milestone to promote Dubai’s leading position in hosting international maritime events.

The meeting shed light on some of Dubai’s major industry achievements, including the launch of modern maritime regulations and initiatives to meet the new requirements for managing maritime operations under the highest standards of security and professional safety and best environmental practices, as well as local and international policies.

The delegation, led by Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, further shared aspects of Dubai’s MSS which is based on key fundamentals and core values related to leadership and excellence in customer service, innovation, cooperation and the effective promotion of human resources as well as the upkeep of a healthy maritime environment. All this will go on to boost Dubai’s competiveness at the regional and global levels, as well as establish a basic infrastructure to raise the bar of the local maritime industry in line with the highest standards and best international practices.

The IMO delegates were also briefed about the new maritime legislations and regulations which have positively impacted the local maritime industry in Dubai. Most important among these is the legislative frameworks aimed at reinforcing the ability to respond to maritime requirements while catering to the ongoing efforts to create an attractive investment environment for industry leaders and establish a secure and vibrant maritime sector serving the regional and international community. The meeting also covered some of DMCA’s leading initiatives, including Dubai Maritime Week and Maritime Safety Policy which mainly focus on positioning Dubai amongst the world’s best maritime hubs.

His Excellency Mr Koji Sekimizu commended the efforts of DMCA to boost local maritime competiveness and contribute to comprehensive and sustainable development across the UAE.

Amer Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Maritime City Authority, appreciated the IMO’s continuous support to further maritime best practices across the UAE, and reaffirmed DMCA’s commitment to continue their ongoing efforts to promote the Dubai’s maritime sector initiatives.

DMCA, December 12, 2013

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