Extensive discussions to spur international collaboration in maritime research & studies
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.
This was done during a visit by an academic delegation from the UK College to the DMCA head office in Dubai to promote collaboration in the vital fields of maritime training, research and studies. Amer Ali. Executive Director of the DMCA, accompanied the guests on a tour of Drydocks World which has been instrumental in achieving the ambitious aspiration of developing Dubai into one of the global Top Ten in terms of maritime efficiency, attractiveness, and competitiveness.
Amer Ali expressed his pleasure in hosting the official visit of high-level representatives from City of Glasgow College, explaining that it reflects the DMCA’s exceptional success in enriching knowledge and promoting the exchange of experiences related to maritime training. He confirmed the importance of the event in enhancing communications with international maritime and academic entities which is vital to capitalizing on Dubai’s experiences as a leading maritime and logistics centre in the Middle East and the world.
The British delegates listened to a detailed presentation about the Dubai Maritime Training Centre’s role in supporting efforts to establish a renewable and safe local maritime sector through an integrated portfolio of comprehensive workshops and world-class global training sessions. The visitors commended the DMCA’s efforts to develop new maritime training standards essential to promoting the competitiveness of global maritime communities.
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: “This visit is an ideal opportunity for us to share in detail our major successes within the maritime sector of Dubai and the whole UAE. Our country is taking advanced steps to become one of the world’s most important maritime capitals, supported by robust legal and legislative frameworks, sophisticated infrastructure, exceptional investment facilities and maritime services, world-class logistics services, advanced ports, an integrated system for maritime safety, and qualified human capital according to high standards of professionalism and excellence.”
“We have unlimited support from our wise leadership so we seek to forge constructive relations with City of Glasgow College related to maritime training and specialized maritime environment studies which serve our joint goal of further driving the global development of the maritime industry,” Ali concluded.