• Tasneef graduates a batch of Emirati Engineers at Genoa University

    As part of its strategic plan to empower the UAE’s youth by providing them with advanced skills in the marine and maritime sciences, Emirates Classification Society "Tasneef" graduated 10 engineers after completion of an advanced training course in the engineering field from Genoa University. The university, one of the biggest in Italy, was established in 1481 and has main majors such as Naval, Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering. This accomplishment, fully organized by Tasneef, represents an important step towards the framework of its vision that aims to transfer advanced knowledge and technology in the maritime field to the young national calibers.

  • ‘Sea Dubai’ unveils new dedicated anchoring areas for yachts and leisure activities in the Dubai Sea

    To further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness in a bid to make it a global destination for recreational marine tourism, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched the first services of the proactive ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative that will establish clear and definitive frameworks for recreational marine craft licensing regulations and mechanisms in the emirate. It also aims to support and develop recreational marine activities to provide world-class experience to all Dubai visitors.

  • Abu Dhabi Ports collaborating with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

    Maqta Gateway LLC, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, announced today that it is to carry out its first testing of international blockchain solution Silsal with a maritime operator in partnership with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in shipping and logistics.

  • Abu Dhabi Ports scores two wins at prestigious Maritime Standards Awards

    Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), received two prestigious awards at the Maritime Standards Awards, a premiere shipping and maritime awards event which recognises the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding performers across the Middle East and India.

  • Automation key to tackling maritime skills crisis

    A perfect storm of retiring baby-boomers and the ongoing global economic downturn, are causing the number of skilled seafarers in the global industry to shrink dramatically, but attendees at Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) will hear from an expert panel of speakers how automation and advances in connectivity could solve the looming skills crisis.

  • Board of Trustees of Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre adopts latest international rules to hasten dispute resolution

    The Board of Trustees of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre(EMAC), has adopted advanced global arbitration rules and is implementing special fast-track arbitration rules to ensure speedy decision-making and less time, effort and cost for all parties involved. The decisions were made during the Centre’s first official meeting at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) headed by Sir Anthony Colman in the presence of all Board Members.

  • Breakfast with EMAC holds seminar about early stages of arbitration

    As the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) has begun receiving cases, the institute continues its commitment to bridge the understanding between maritime contract management and arbitration through its breakfast seminars and by participating in key maritime and law related events.

  • Breakfast with EMAC seminar holds seminar about masters Bill of Lading in maritime arbitration

    Continuing its work to provide the region’s maritime and legal communities with the opportunity to learn more about maritime arbitration/mediation and its specific services, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted its fifth successful breakfast session of 2018 on 24 June at its offices in DIFC.  The session aimed to examine, in particular, the role of non-vessel owning carriers (NVOCs) and House/Master bills of lading.

  • Conference Highlights Importance of Industry Collaboration to Boost Shipping and Trade Investment

    The 3rd Annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference, held at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, assembled a high quality panel of speakers, from a wide variety of backgrounds, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping and ports market in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, with a particular focus on financial issues. The audience of around 150 heard from some of the leading and most well-known personalities in the business, including senior executives with many years’ experience in their chosen fields, who highlighted the importance of building partnerships to help accelerate investment-led growth within the industry.

  • Declaration of Intent to prevent the maritime transportation of counterfeit goods

    Philip Morris International (PMI) today participated in the celebration of the second anniversary of the Declaration of Intent to prevent the maritime transportation of counterfeit goods (DOI), a cross-sectoral initiative to tackle the issue of counterfeit goods in the maritime supply chain. At the event, signatories launched a new paper on recommended Supply Chain best practices and presented on the progress of their joint work.

  • DMCA and Det Norske Veritas to explore future of maritime industry in research, development and innovation

    In cooperation with Det Norske Veritas, one of the world's largest classification society of vessels, Dubai Maritime City Authority's (DMCA) 'Maritime Innovation' workshop recently concluded with high participation from maritime industry pioneers and other government entities such as DP World, Dry Docks World, Dubai Maritime City, JAFZA and Trakhees. The workshop was organized to attract investment in innovation, initiate research and development initiatives, enhance the local sector's competitiveness, and make Dubai one of the world's leading maritime capitals. Held under the supervision of Sven Adgeran, Head of Innovation at Det Norske Veritas, the workshop underscored the importance of facilitating knowledge and expertise transfer, especially in the field of research, innovation, smart navigation, digitization, and big data in accordance with the requirements of the 21st century.

  • DMCA concludes awareness campaign on maritime safety

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has recently concluded “Maritime Safety Awareness Campaign”, which, as the name suggests, intends to raise awareness around maritime safety measures on all fishing vessels and equipment. The campaign is part of DMCA’s relentless efforts to regulate and streamline all the components of the maritime cluster in the emirate.

  • DMCA explores digitization prospects for maritime sector in workshop with DNVGL

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has today (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) held an interactive workshop on ‘Maritime Innovation and Digitization’ as part of its efforts to attract more investments in research, technology, and maritime innovation. The workshop updated the local maritime community on the latest developments in maritime technology to support ongoing efforts to build a safe and sustainable maritime sector. It was organized as part of a strategic partnership with DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry, to advance innovation, research and development. These activities help promote the competitiveness, inclusiveness, and attractiveness of the local maritime cluster and position the Emirate of Dubai among the world’s leading maritime capitals.

  • DMCA explores the future of Dubai’s maritime sector & discusses innovative approaches to enhance UAE’s global maritime leadership

    Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime (FTA), the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently hosted a workshop themed, ‘The Future of the Maritime Sector in Dubai’ which explored key prospects for bilateral cooperation with the FTA, aimed at further enhancing the maritime sector based on innovation, technology, sustainability and mutual cooperation.

  • DMCA introduces new ‘Smart Weather’ electronic portal to advance efforts to transform emirate into a smart, integrated and connected City

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has launched ‘Smart Weather,’ a new mobile-friendly online portal that provides vital weather information and advice. The advanced tool forms part of the DMCA’s efforts to implement the safety dimensions of Dubai’s comprehensive Maritime Sector Strategy.

  • DMCA launches 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week

    Under the patronage of H.H. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced that it has begun preparations to host the 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week, the unique event organized by DMCA biennially scheduled to take place from October 30 to November 3, 2016. The event will be held as part of efforts to elevate the global status of Dubai as a world-class maritime destination.

  • DMCA officially launches ‘Sea Dubai’ at Dubai International Boat Show 2018

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) unveiled the features of ‘Sea Dubai’, a key initiative for the development of the maritime leisure sector in Dubai, on the side lines of the 26th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show which will continue until March 3, 2018, at its new location, Dubai Water Canal. Visitors to the event, the largest of its kind in the maritime industry in the Middle East, praised the importance of the initiative as it paves the way to make Dubai the world's leading destination for maritime leisure activities.

  • DMCA shares experience in maritime registration and licensing services with Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) shared its renowned experience in implementing world-class maritime registration and licensing services with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi (DMAT) during their recently held meeting. Both parties also exchanged expertise to achieve their common goals of further improving the marine licensing system according to the highest international standards and reinforcing the UAE’s position as one of the most important maritime and logistics capitals in the world.

  • DMCA showcases Dubai’s maritime leadership to establish new training standards in the presence of City of Glasgow College delegates

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) showcased Dubai’s global maritime leadership in the presence of a high-level delegation from City of Glasgow College who commended the manner in which the outstanding experiences of the UAE maritime sector has transformed it into an internationally renowned maritime community.

  • DMCA showcases latest achievements during meeting with Secretary General of International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), along with representatives from the UAE’s ports and maritime entities, recently welcomed Francis Zacharia, Secretary General of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), and his high-level delegation. During the meeting, the DMCA has showcased its most outstanding achievements; last year’s national initiatives positioning Dubai as one of the world's best maritime capitals; and growing global recognition of the emirate’s leadership in the global maritime sector. During the meeting, DMCA highlighted Dubai’s position as the first Arab city to join the ranks of international major maritime players after it was ranked fifth in the world’s most competitive and attractive maritime clusters as per the report of Menon Business Economics.