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DMCA: Maritime Industry Workshop in Dubai

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority in charge of regulating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, has held today (Monday, June 25, 2012) the first-ever maritime industry workshop in Dubai attended by key maritime industry partners in the emirate. The workshop was organized in line with the strategic cooperation and collaboration between DMCA and its industry partners to create an integrated ecosystem that complies with the highest international standards of sustainability and maritime safety.

DMCA Moves Forward with Maritime Safety Policy

Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority.

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is proceeding with the implementation of its Maritime Safety Policy as part of the first-of-its-kind maritime sector strategy’s initiatives for developing, organizing and promoting Dubai’s maritime industry. The new policy reflects the commitment of local government authorities to providing all forms of support to consolidate Dubai’s position as a leading global maritime hub. It will promote maritime development and safety by requiring higher levels of operational performance and advanced…

Waste-to-Chemistry Project Comes up in Rotterdam Port

Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority

A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a development agreement for the initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry plant in Rotterdam. The aim is that this will be the first plant of this type in Europe to offer a sustainable alternative for waste incineration, by converting plastic and mixed waste into new raw materials for industry. These investments – for detailed engineering…

Djibouti Ends Dubai's DP World Contract to Run Container Terminal

Photo: DP World

Djibouti has ended a contract with Dubai's DP World, one of the world's biggest port operators, to run its Doraleh Container Terminal, the president's office said on Thursday. "The Republic of Djibouti has decided to proceed with the unilateral termination with immediate effect of the concession contract awarded to DP World," the office of President Ismail Omar Guelleh said in a statement. Last February, the London Court of International Arbitration cleared DP World of all charges of misconduct over a concession to operate the terminal, Dubai's government said at the time.

Dubai Maritime City Ends Cruise Season With Safety Drill

Members of the Cruise Ship Emergency Response Task Force at the simulated table top exercise. Inset: Captain Abdulla Al-Hayyas on board the Costa Cruise Lines’ FAVOLOSA during the simulated drill (Photo: Dubai Maritime City Authority).

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, has announced that the Cruise Ship Emergency Response Task Force, convened in September, 2011, to address the challenges presented by the introduction of ever larger cruise ships to the UAE waters, hosted the first cruise sector mass casualty table top exercise and drill last week. The Task Force, comprised of federal and local emergency responders…

DMCA Evaluates "Serenade of the Seas"

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) conducted an evaluation meeting to analyze the results of the recent Ship Board Fire Drill conducted on Serenade of the Seas a cruise ship currently berthed in Dubai’s Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal. The meeting saw extensive participation by representatives from the entities involved in the drill, where they looked into the performance and strengths of the Cruise Ship Emergency Response Task Force and pointed out areas requiring further attention in order to maximize safety for both passengers and crew. The evaluation is part of broader efforts by public and private entities to improve emergency procedures and promote maritime safety standards, in line with a common vision to promote a safe and highly developed maritime industry in Dubai.

Maritime Community Majalis Opened in Dubai

Majalis Opening: Photo credit Drydocks World/Maritime World

Special Majlis (traditional meeting place) at Jadaf to serve the maritime community opened by Majid Bin Mohammed. The Majlis constitutes amenities and large meeting spaces including a prayer hall and is situated in a serene location close to Dubai Creek. Jadaf constitutes a cluster of nearly 300 maritime and relevant companies representing wide ranging businesses within the industry and is one of the oldest such maritime communities working in the region. Drydocks World and Maritime World…

UAE Merchant Marine Cadets Graduate

Merchant marine cadets from a United Arab Emirates training ship graduated at a special ceremony held during Seatrade Middle East Maritime 2008, the largest maritime event of its kind in the region, which opened Sunday, 14 December 2008. The deck cadets were the sixth batch of students of the Birla Institute of Technology International Centre for Maritime Studies and Ship Management to pass out after training on the Ras Al Khaimah-berthed training ship Sindbad. Seatrade Middle East Maritime which ran until Tuesday 16 December is under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum…

Garbage Barge, European Style

The European Commission decided today to authorise a Belgium Flemish scheme to promote domestic waste transport through inland waterways. The project will offset the additional costs of transporting domestic waste by inland waterway rather than by road. In Flanders, the municipalities and, by delegation, the local authorities' agencies have a statutory responsibility to collect and dispose of domestic waste from their territory. At present, all municipalities and local authorities in Flanders transport domestic waste by road. The transport of domestic waste by inland waterway rather than by road would impose additional costs that are mainly due to the handling installations necessary (in particular, the container cranes).

DP World Accuses Djibouti of Seizure of its Dorelah Port

File Image: a typical DP World terminal.

Dubai-based port operator DP World accused Djibouti of illegally seizing control of Doraleh Container Terminal on Thursday, after the Djibouti government said it was unilaterally terminating DP World's contract to run the terminal.   "The Government of Djibouti today illegally seized control of the Doraleh Container Terminal," DP World said in a statement. It said the company had commenced arbitration proceedings in London to protect its rights.   Reporting by Katie Paul 

Progress Reviewed in Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy

Photo: DMCA

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, has recently reviewed the progress in the implementation of the new Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) which is poised to develop, regulate and promote the industry that will ultimately position Dubai as a first-class international maritime hub. This follows a special workshop that was held recently at DMCA’s headquarters…

India Unveils Road Map for Cruise Operations

Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari addressing at an exclusive preview of the Dawn of Cruise Tourism in India, in Mumbai on August 08, 2017. Photo: PIB, Govt of India

The Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the Indian government is committed to creating the right environment for promoting cruise tourism in the country. Speaking at Dawn of Cruise Tourism in India - an international conference organized by the Shipping Ministry at Mumbai Port today, he said that India has a huge potential of hosting nearly 40 lakh cruise tourists. Given the right impetus, the number of tourist ships visiting India can go up from the present 158 to about 955 per year.

Final Stage of Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy Begins

Government and non-government entities working in the maritime sector of Dubai and associated with it, are reaching the final stages of the development of a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind maritime sector strategy (MSS) for the Emirate. The MSS will help Dubai lay the foundation for the creation of a sustainable and competitive maritime offering that will position Dubai at par with world leading maritime centers. In a meeting that was held recently at the headquarters of Dubai Maritime City Authority by representatives from the strategy development teams involved in the project…

Middle East Maritime Talks Emissions

Fuel, emissions and green technology is one of the crucial areas to come under discussion at one of the conferences that will take place alongside Seatrade Middle East Maritime 2008. Like other industries globally, shipping is facing increasingly tough international challenges to achieve emission reductions. Det Norske Veritas, one of Seatrade Middle East Martime's principal sponsors, believe that carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by as much as 30–50% by actions taken on existing vessels now and for new buildings prior to 2030. The region is playing an increasingly important role in world shipping with the now one of the most active international maritime centres in the world.

Drydocks World–Dubai Collaborates with Imperial College London

Dubai has joined hands with the Occupational Health and Environmental Respiratory Department of Imperial College London to conduct research which will focus on the respiratory health of Drydocks employees. Prof. Paul Cullinan, Head of Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease at the National Heart and Lung Institute - Imperial College London, had a meeting with Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman - Drydocks World and Maritime World, to mark the beginning of a new relationship of mutual collaboration and research…

Faster Propeller Repairs in the Middle East

Mobile workshop with repaired propeller (Photo: Stone Marine Shipcare)

Aiming to provide faster repair service in the Middle East to ship operators whose vessels have sustained propeller damage, Stone Marine Shipcare has signed a Service Agency Agreement with Dubai Drydock World which sees one of the companies’ mobile workshops permanently based there. The workshop will be used, not just at Drydock Worlds’ own facilities, but can be quickly transported to other Middle Eastern shipyards, wherever a ship is in need of repair or maintenance to its propeller.

Drydocks World Completes World’s Largest Turret

Drydocks World marks key milestone in completing the world's largest turret

Drydocks World the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors marked a major milestone in successfully completing the world’s largest turret mooring system with His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group attending the sail-away and completion ceremony to celebrate the occasion. At almost 100 meters high, weighing over 11…

Dubai Drydocks World Established

Dubai World has consolidated its drydocks and maritime business by bringing Dubai Drydocks, Al Jadaf Shipyard, Platinum Yachts FZ and Platinum Yacht Management under a single umbrella - Dubai Drydocks World (DD World), a statement said. Dubai World, which runs DP World, the world's third largest port operator, yesterday announced the establishment of Dubai Drydocks World (DD World) to consolidate the dry docks and maritime sector of the organisation. All of these business units have aligned activities, which involve ship repair, conversion and ship building. Dubai Drydocks, a Dubai government-owned entity, has been operating since 1983 and has grown from humble beginnings into a world leader in the ship repair and conversion business.

Champions of Maritime Excellence

Photo courtesy Shamal Marketing Communications

Companies, organisations and individuals that have championed high standards and quality in shipping issues have been honoured in the annual Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards. The awards, recognising maritime safety and the environment, ship and port operations and efficiency, security and financing, were presented at a gala dinner attended by around 600 senior executives of the region’s maritime and related industries at Al Johara Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, on Thursday.

DMC Business, Commercial OpsThrive in 2012

Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the world class maritime cluster built to further maritime activity in the Middle East, saw an increase in business and commercial activity in 2012. The City’s Industrial Precinct has tailor-made solutions for maritime industrial, commercial and trading companies and offers facilities such as large and small workshops, warehouses, ship repair plots, shops and canteens. Over 55 local and international organizations involved in the maritime sector and hospitality services have set up base here.

Drydocks World to Participate in SMM 2014

Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman Drydocks World and Maritime World

Drydocks World, the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas, and energy sectors, will participate in the prestigious 26th edition of Shipbuilding, Machinery, and Marine Technology (SMM) Exhibition, from September 9-12, 2014. Taking place in the strategic shipping hub of Hamburg, Germany, Drydocks World will attend SMM 2014 with representatives from Maritime World, Dubai Chamber and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries. In the past…

DCMA to continue Organizing Anchorage of Maritime Crafts in Dubai

Image Courtesy DMCA

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, revealed its continuing efforts in organizing anchorage of maritime crafts across Dubai waters. Dubai is witnessing a big turnout of maritime crafts ranging from business and tourism, to sports and entertainment, due to its strategic position as a global business and tourism hub. The continuous follow-up of these procedures…

DMCA Adopts Cruise Safety Measures

A safety drill conducted at a cruise ship visiting Dubai.

Dubai Maritime City Authority adopts best practices to increase safety and security of cruise ships. New measures implemented in collaboration with Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing. Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the maritime government entity charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising the maritime sector in Dubai, has announced the establishment of a cruise ship task force in line with its continued efforts to ensure the safety of cruise ships arriving in Dubai and to reinforce Dubai’s preparedness to deal with potential maritime accidents.

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