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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Policy Planning Lessons for Maritime Students

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Students from the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta are being introduced to key policy planning issues as part of International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s on-going work to support the future leaders of the maritime world (15-16 February). The event focused on the National Maritime Transport Policy (NMTP) formulation, which is being promoted by IMO as a good governance practice to guide planning, decision making and legislation in the maritime sector, and a key driver for a country's sustainable development.

GTT Bags Order for Three LNG Carriers, One Bunkering Vessel

Mark III system's original design. Photo: GTT

GTT announces it has received several orders, since the beginning of the year, for the equipment of three LNG Carriers (LNGCs) and one bunkering vessel. The three LNGCs, offering capacities ranging from 174,000 to 180,000 m3, will be built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI)’s. They will be fitted with the membrane containment system Mark III Flex. Their deliveries are expected for 2020. In addition, the latest evolution of the Mark III system…

Drydocks World Inks Agreement with DNV GL

Drydocks World and Maritime World, a provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, has announced that it has reached an agreement with DNV GL and appointed the Classification Society to provide recertification services for its Quality Management Systems. DNV GL will be reviewing and auditing Drydocks World & Maritime World Quality Management Systems as per the agreed plans to verify compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 standard and to identify potential process improvement opportunities. The contract was signed by Eng.

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…

Drydocks World, Maritime World Host French Trade Delegation

Drydocks World & Maritime World, a  service providers to the maritime and oil and gas sectors, announced  that they hosted a delegation of representatives of French companies from Brittany under the aegis of the French Trade Commission Ubifrance of the French Embassy in UAE. The delegation comprised of 28 decision-makers of French companies and representatives of Ubifrance. They met Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World and exchanged views on bilateral…

Dubai's Drydocks World Holds Networking Event

Agents Meeting: Photo credit Drydocks World

Drydocks World & Maritime World recently hosted a meeting with many of their business & commercial agents. The agents represent the organizations interests in different areas overseasand they gathered to discuss the latest projects handled by the company and to understand the requirements for the future. Welcoming the agents, His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World thanked them for the support that they have displayed to the company in the past.

Drydocks World & Maritime World and Jadaf Honor Staff For Performance Excellence

Staff honored for Excellent Performance

Drydocks World & Maritime World, the leading global provider of innovative services to the marine and maritime sectors under oil & gas and energy industries, today announced the 2014 winners under its employee award scheme to recognize performance excellence among its staff. The awards being held for the second consecutive year recognizes an employee’s commitment & work ethic in embracing the challenges as the business continues to expand at a global level. HE Khamis Juma Buamim…

DP World to buy Dubai Maritime City, Drydocks World

File Image: A DP World Port Terminal (DP World)

DP World said on Monday that it had entered into a deal to buy two other Dubai state-owned maritime companies for a total of $405 million.   The Dubai-based ports operator will acquire Maritime World, the 100 percent owner of Dubai Maritime City, for a purchase consideration of $180 million, and 100 percent of Drydocks World by means of a capital injection of $225 million.   Both deals are expected to close before the end of the first quarter of 2018, it said. Reporting By Tom Arnold 

EIMA Signs MoU with World Maritime University

Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA), has announced the signing of a MoU on academic cooperation with World Maritime University (WMU), an educational agency operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This landmark event supports the vison for EIMA which has been established with the objective of becoming the Gulf’s Centre of Excellence for maritime education & is already considered a leading institution in this field. His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim…

Drydocks World, Maritime World Win Excellence Awards

The Excellence Award given by the International Maritime Club at the Golden Bells Awards 2015

Drydocks World and Maritime World have won the Excellence Award given by the International Maritime Club at the Golden Bells Awards 2015 - Middle East. Drydocks World Group has won the Best Maritime Conference Award in recognition of their successin organizing the “2nd Mare Forum Dubai 2015,” which held its second edition on the 21st of January 2015 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdanbin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

Drydocks World Discusses Wide Ranging Bilateral Issues

Singapore Consul General

Drydocks World received H.E. Cheong Ming Foong, the Consul General of Singapore along with Khalil A. Bakar, Center Director Middle East of Singapore Economic Development Board. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman and Dr. Markus Voege, VP – Operation and Production of Drydocks World and Maritime World, welcomed H.E. Cheong Ming Foong and Mr. Bakar to the Maritime Business Center at Dubai Maritime City for discussions on economic developments, renewal of agreements of understanding in the marine and maritime specialties…

Dubai Maritime Cluster Introduced to Ship Owners

Khamis Juma Buamim & Nikolas Veniamis: Photo credit Drydocks World

Dubai Maritime City's facility & services were introduced at a specially convened Ship Owner’s meeting at The Capital Club at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The recent meeting was attended by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, Nikolas Veniamis, President of Hellenic Shipping Association, Greece and also the Owner & Chairman of Golden Union Shipping in Greece, Vinod Shah from ADANI Group, Gujarat India, Robert Murhead, CEO of Mur Shipping and Tahir Lakhani, Chairman, DTA Ship Trading LLC. and Ali Lakhani, Managing Director – DTA Ship Trading.

UAE Shipping Delegation to Meet with Greek Counterparts

Image: Drydocks World

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 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…

Dubai Launch Maritime Green Initiative

Drydocks World Dubai Shipyard: Photo credit Drydocks World

Drydocks World & Maritime World's initiative aims to encourage all-round environmental excellence in maritme & allied sectors. The initiative was inaugurated in the presence of key decision-makers from government and industry, underlined by a MoU for green technology signed with classification society DNV and Rolls-Royce. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World said: “We are at the threshold of a new era in environment management for maritime sustainable development. "We seek to develop this network within the region and around the world as our primary focus.

Dubai's DD World & MW Host Argentine Trade Commissioner

Argentine Trade Reception: Photo credit DD World

Drydocks World and Maritime World, hosted Ms. Maria De Los Angeles Arrieta, Counselor & Trade Commissioner with the Embassy of Argentina in U.A.E. His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World received the Counselor & Trade Commissioner and provided an overview of the wide-ranging projects and services offered by the company. Ms. Maria expressed keen interest in the operations of the Company and expressed her intention to support the various initiatives. H.E.

Drydocks World in Talks With Suez Canal Authority

Consultation group: Photo courtesy of Drydocks World

Drydocks World and Maritime World have received a high-level delegation from the Suez Canal Authority, chaired by H.E Admiral Mohab Mohamed Hussien Mameesh, Chairman & Managing Director of the Suez Canal Authority. The delegation was welcomed by HE Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World and senior executives of the Group. The parties discussed ways to strengthen maritime cooperation and integration in order to strengthen the Suez Canal Authority's new plans and future opportunities for cooperation between the two parties.

DDW Chairman to Chair DNV Offshore Technical Committee

Henrik O. Madsen & HE Khamis Juma Buamim: Photo courtesy of DDW

Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World Dubai, His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim has accepted an invitation to chair the DNV Offshore Technical Committee. H.E. Buamim discussed with Mr. Henrik O. Madsen, DNV GL Group President & CEO, the ongoing business and the existing cooperation between the two groups and ways to strengthen them. The meeting (which included Uwe Bullwinkel, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager India & Middle East, DNV GL Maritime and Mr. Omar Abu Omar - Area Manager…

DMA Promotes e-Navigation

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

Co-hosted by The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and IALA, the conference ’e-Navigation Underway’ was held for the 8th time. 150 participants from 5 continents joined the hosts on a conference cruise departing from Denmark earlier this week. ​The debate at the conference was lively with a strong focus on applying digitalization to real world uses. President and CEO at DFDS, Niels Smedegaard, said during his speech at the conference: “We have to speed up on understanding and applying the new possibilities that new technology provides. The development is too rapid for the human mind to keep up.

Drydocks World in Discussions with Singapore Delegation

Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World received the Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador (NRA) to the United Arab Emirates, HE Tee Tua Ba and his accompanying delegation and held discussions on topics of mutual interest. Discussions revolved around the company’s future business strategy and action plan for the company’s Singapore-based operations, areas of mutual co-operation and exchange of know-how and technical expertise and identifying areas of further development of relations and partnerships. Drydocks World is actively engaged with several maritime organizations at various levels in Singapore such as Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI).

Dubai Maritime City Development Gains Momentum

Dubai Maritime City Development Sign-up: Photo credit Maritime World Dubai

Dubai Maritime City infrastructure development speeds up as 35 percent companies agree to begin immediate plot development. Maritime World, the umbrella body constituting Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and other maritime entities, announce that the development of the Business District of Dubai Maritime City, the global Marine and Maritime Clusters in this region, had received an emphatic boost as 35 percent of developers signed-off and agreed this week to begin immediate development of their plots. Another 40 percent of companies will sign contracts during the coming week.

Drydocks World and Maritime World Chairman Delivers Key Address

Khamis Juma Buamim with HE Boediono, Vice-President of the Republic of Indonesia.

The Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, Khamis Juma Buamim delivered the key address at the Indonesia Investment Summit. The Summit convened by the Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia - BKPM - in Jakarta in association with The International Herald Tribune on November 6-7, 2012 and hosted by H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Ritz Carlton. The event sought to provide an update on government policy and trading and investment opportunities in Indonesia and global economic transformation. Mr.

IMO Sec-Gen Keynotes International Maritime CSR Conference

CSR Conference: Photo courtesy of Maritime Denmark

More than 200 stakeholders from the maritime world gathered at the Culture Yard in Elsinore, Denmark, where the World Maritime University, in collaboration with the Danish Shipowners' Association, hosted a major international conference focusing on maritime CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). The conference was part of the thrust to formulate maritime CSR policies and to implement them by self-regulation, an area in which analysts consider the shipping industry has been slow to adopt in comparison with others.

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