Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will be underlining its increasingly prominent position as a global maritime hub at Nor-Shipping 2019, in the latest example of its strategy to highlight Dubai’s vibrant maritime sector. The event, one of the most important on the global shipping calendar, is taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from June 4th – 7th, and will allow DMCA to update stakeholders on the successful delivery of some of the emirate’s latest initiatives to strengthen its attractiveness and competitiveness as a centre for the maritime sector.
A major focus at Nor-Shipping 2019 will be the success of Dubai’s Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) in securing the emirate its position as one of the world’s leading maritime centers, while DMCA will also be presenting a number of new and exciting initiatives designed to build on achievements to date. Highlights include; the ‘Quattro Helix’ partnership between government, academicians, the private sector and R&D institutions, which includes the ‘Innovation Quay’ program for marine equipment. DMCA will also be joined by representatives from Dubai Maritime City, DP World, Drydocks World – Dubai, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).
Norwegian shipowners and maritime service providers represent an important target market for Dubai’s maritime cluster ambitions and Nor-Shipping will provide an excellent opportunity for the DMCA, to set out some of the reasons behind Dubai’s continuing success as an established global maritime center.
Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in Nor-Shipping 2019, which is pivotal for our strategy to further raise Dubai’s status as a global maritime centre. This is an ideal opportunity to exchange information with shipowners and other stakeholders from Norway and the rest of the world about the full array of initiatives launched by DMCA, and to meet senior representatives from other leading organizations based in Dubai. Nor-Shipping will help DMCA to ensure that the international shipping business has a deeper understanding of Dubai’s strengths, investment opportunities and prospects.”
Nor-Shipping is held on a biennial basis, with a program of events across Oslo city centre and its exhibition facilities in Lillestrøm. In total, more than 30,000 visitors are expected from over 75 countries, with almost 1,000 of the world’s leading maritime companies participating.
Sea News, May 29