A delegation of Middle East maritime heavyweights including H.E. Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman & group CEO Drydocks World and Maritime World and Rashid Mohammed Al Habsi, the chief executive of Tasneef, will attend the ‘Maritime Transportation of Energy and Mediterranean Ultra Deep Water Exploration’ event in Athens.
On the sidelines of the event, the UAE delegation will meet with various industrial groups from Greece including those specialized in shipbuilding, repair and maintenance; maritime transport; ship owners and renewable innovations in ship design industry to explore avenues for mutual growth of the UAE and Greek shipping sectors, says a press release from the company.
A forum taking place as part of the event will discuss the geopolitical situation with regard to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as various maritime sectors, such as ultra-deep water architectures and technologies related to oil and gas exploration and production; maritime energy transport and associated services; tankers used for transporting oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG); and matters related to market expectations, sustainability, finance and investments, preventions, risks, new ships, new types of fuel and innovations.
“The visit is a by-product of the UAE Business Group of the Marine Industries which is represented by the Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries that strives to strengthen cooperation and stimulate business development and cooperation in various sectors between UAE and Greece including the maritime sectors,” said H.E. Khamis Buamim.
Drydocks World & Maritime World have always maintained extraordinarily strong business relationships with the Greek ship owners and marine shipping and transportation industries whereby the Drydocks World facility in Dubai, UAE has received 187 Greek vessels during the last 5 years and sales revenues from Greece amounted
to 13 per cent of the total ship repair sales in the year 2014, which establishes that the UAE has become the center of excellence for marine industries specialized in oil and gas operations in the region.