• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • DP World Group Chairman opens Seatrade

    Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016 (SMME), which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre until Wednesday 2 November, was officially inaugurated today by HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman & CEO of DP World and Chairman Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) in the presence of HE Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister of Business and Growth, Royal Danish Consulate General and Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade and senior government officials and leaders of the regional and international maritime industry.

  • DP World is holding talks and meetings with the Chinese government for more cooperation to fulfill the requirements of “One belt, One Road” initiative

    In an interview with Sky News Arabia,Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation said :

  • Dubai Chamber and Dubai Maritime Authority to cooperatively support ‘Maritime Dubai’ initiative globally

    To further broaden awareness on the identity of the local maritime sector, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced that it will be cooperating with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in supporting and globally promoting the ‘Maritime Dubai’ initiative. The partnership aims to spur leadership in the development of a renewable, safe and sustainable maritime sector and help position Dubai among the ranks of the world’s best maritime capitals.

  • Dubai highlights opportunities in local maritime industry at INMEX SMM India 2017

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is showcasing the local maritime industry potentials, amid international recognition of Dubai’s maritime competitive advantages, and status as one of the world’s leading maritime centers during the opening of the ongoing INMEX SMM India. The prestigious event being held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre will run until October 5, 2017.

  • Dubai Maritime Agenda to kick off in Dubai in October

    Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 2017 edition of the Dubai Maritime Agenda is set to kick off on October 10, 2017 in Dubai. It will provide a strategic platform for the world's elite maritime industry leaders to discuss and explore the future of the maritime sector, in line with the requirements of the ambitious development process of the UAE.

  • Dubai Maritime City Authority continues to inspect floating restaurants to ensure maritime safety and operational efficiency

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues monitoring, inspection and follow-up on the work of floating restaurants to ensure compliance with international standards and best practices in line with its efforts to enhance maritime safety, operational efficiency and safe navigation within Dubai's territorial waters. The move is a continuation of efforts to encourage the adoption of best practices by marine operators in terms of organizational, administrative and technical, as well as improving the quality of services provided and upgrading maritime safety standards.

  • Dubai Maritime City Authority discusses mechanisms of new resolution on Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in Dubai

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently held a meeting for all stakeholders and concerned organizations in Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in Dubai. The participants included representatives from free zones and special development zones along with owners and operators of maritime projects such as walkways and bridges in local territorial waters. The meeting aimed to increase commitment and coordination among relevant groups regarding the implementing mechanisms embodied in Resolution No. (6) of 2016 issued by the Executive Council of Dubai.

  • Dubai Maritime City Authority launches ‘Maritime Signage Design and Guidelines’

    In keeping with its long-standing efforts to develop, regulate, and enhance the maritime sector, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently launched the ‘Maritime Signage Design and Guidelines’ available in both Arabic and English. The guidelines serve as an integrated framework for implementation of uniform standards in designing and placing of signage, safety boards, and guiding arrows off Dubai waters, including coasts and waterways, according to best international practices. By launching the guidelines, the DMCA aims to ensure maritime safety in local maritime community and enhance Dubai’s maritime competitiveness at both regional and international levels.

  • Dubai Maritime City Authority officially launches ‘Shorkum’ at Dubai International Boat Show 2017

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) officially launched today (Wednesday, March 1, 2017) the ‘Shorkum’ initiative at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, the biggest event of its kind in the maritime navigation industry in the Middle East, as it steps up efforts to make maritime customers happy. The initiative, themed ‘Think with Us,’ has attracted a wide range of interest from visitors and exhibitors who commended the efforts of the Authority to encourage the maritime community to participate in decision-making processes and improve the customer experience. ‘Shorkum’ provides interactive and smart channels for participants to share opinions and offer innovative ideas for supporting and serving ambitious vision to build a modern, secure, and sustainable maritime sector and position the emirate among the ranks of the world’s most competitive maritime clusters.

  • Dubai Maritime City Authority reiterates call for strict safety compliance among floating restaurants

    The Maritime Inspection Department of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, continues to follow-up with all owners of floating restaurants operating in the emirate to strictly adhere and comply with the DMCA’s safety and high quality operational requirements in light of the increasing maritime traffic in Dubai in order to ensure the enhancement of maritime safety and the efficiency of maritime navigation within Dubai waters.

  • Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 kicks off next week with participation of global maritime industry leaders

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has begun the countdown to the opening of Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 taking place under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, which will be participated in by an elite group of global maritime leaders and pioneers, decision- and policy-makers, and key government figures. The upcoming summit to be held in November 2 on the sidelines of Dubai Maritime Week 2016 is considered of major importance by the world’s maritime industry leaders as an interactive platform that encourages innovation in maritime technology, strengthens legislative structure, as well as creates clear and integrated frameworks for improving maritime arbitration in line with rapid developments in the maritime field.