In an achievement that reinforces its strong presence as a strong contender on the global maritime map, Dubai has made significant progress on the list of the “World’s Best Marine Capitals of 2019”, ranking 9th in comparison with 10th in 2017, according to the latest international report by Menon Economics and Det Norske Veritas GAL, a specialist in maritime assessment around the world, launched in Singapore yesterday. The report was developed with the participation of 200 experts and the head of a maritime company from around the world (40% from Europe, 30% from Asia and 30% from the Americas, Middle East, and Africa).
Sultan Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of Dubai Ports Group, Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Chairman of Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “We are delighted to achieve this new global achievement that demonstrates the progress of the maritime sector in Dubai thanks to His Highness’s vision His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for the Dubai Maritime Sector Areas. I express my appreciation and pride for the efforts of the Dubai Maritime City Task Force for their dedication and diligence to improve the level of maritime services in Dubai at all levels. Pointing out that marine activities contribute 7% to the GDP of 26.9 billion dirhams”.
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“Dubai Maritime City Authority” (DMI) has been instrumental in recruiting R & D and innovation in the development of integrated logistics programs and the development of advanced infrastructure and legislation that will ensure the management of maritime operations in accordance with the highest standards of occupational safety.
Dubai has best environmental practices and local and international decisions to reach the global forefront, driven by an integrated portfolio of qualitative initiatives that have the greatest impact in enhancing the competitiveness of the maritime sector and activating its pivotal role as a major driver of sustainable growth And economic diversification. The focus on innovation, technology, and sustainability has undoubtedly contributed to the strengthening of the international maritime community’s confidence in Dubai.
Abdullah Mohammed Al Busti, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, said that achieving the highest ranking in the world’s top maritime capitals for 2019, just two years after the second international evaluation of 2017, is not surprising to the emirate of Dubai, which is moving steadily and confidently to enhance the competitiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of the maritime sector, increase production levels and consolidate the contribution of the sector to GDP, under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai The Executive took the necessary steps to translate the objectives of the Maritime Sector Strategy, launched and implemented by the Dubai Maritime City Authority, to develop, organize and strengthen the maritime sector and to establish Dubai as a world-class maritime center.
“We are proud of the new achievement that adds to the pioneering cultural achievements associated with the name of Dubai, which will lead us to join forces to continue our march towards the global and marine services, logistics and operational operations of the marine sector in the emirate to be at the forefront of the world’s leading maritime centers in the next few years to achieve the objectives of Dubai 2021”.
Dubai is the leading maritime hub in the Middle East, India and Africa, ranking 9th in the world. Experts expect the emirate to continue to grow as its pivotal role on the global maritime map grows to reach the most important and powerful sea fairey by 2024, reinforcing its strong presence as a major competitor to Hong Kong and the largest European maritime hub.