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  • Shipping industry to witness key trends in 2030

    Given the fast pace of technological development, it is not truly possible to forecast the future in detail, even for as little as 10 years. However, we can confidently make predictions that are extrapolated from the trends we see developing today. The shipping industry will be transformed by increased automation, data, connectivity and improved analytics capabilities, as well as digital alternatives to commercial transactions.

  • Will the latest technology guarantee a more...

    The maritime industry has been developing at a fast pace with its ups and downs due to the cyclicity nature when the technological boom is expected to continue due to globalization, digitisation and increased economic liberalization worldwide. The Era of digitalization had and will keep exerting great influence on shipping industry generally and maritime security in particular. 

  • Investment in the UAE's Maritime Sector:...

    Besides profits, what do investors look for before deciding to put their money into a country?. As working in the maritime industry for many years, I’d like to summarize my topic with the below points, 

  • Marine Industry Associations... scope and benefits

    Scope of marine industry associations‭, ‬national or international‭, ‬is to bring together different professionals‭, ‬companies and maritime authorities‭, ‬who share the same industry and clients‭. ‬This association benefits in terms of knowledge‭, ‬information‭, ‬intelligence‭, ‬education and simple human relationship‭, ‬as typical in the nautical environment‭.‬

  • Is the maritime market recovering?

    Is the market recovering‭? ‬We have all been looking forward to the answer‭, ‬yet no one seems to be sure‭. ‬Despite the clear signs of recovery such as new tenders‭, ‬drilling rigs utilization and other signs‭, ‬it seems that the low prices are here to stay and finding new ways to do business at low cost while maintaining quality became a mandatory task to all industry professionals‭. ‬

  • Do the UAE and Norway have common trend in...

    Norway can be truly called world maritime legend‭. ‬The country with 0,1%‭ ‬of global population has the second largest offshore fleet in the world‭, ‬mostly built on national shipyards‭. ‬Do the UAE and Norway have common trend in developing the industry‭? ‬If so‭, ‬let’s see what are the components of success for Norwegian shipbuilders which have driven them so far‭. ‬

  • يا خبراء الملاحة العرب.. اتحدوا!

    تمثل البحار والمحيطات والأعمال المرتبطة بها دعامة رئيسة للاقتصاد الدولي والإقليمي؛ حيث يتم نقل أكثر من 80% من التجارة العالمية بحراً وكما أن هذه البحار والمحيطات متصلة فيما بينها، فكذلك الاقتصاد الملاحي والبحري يتسم بالتشابك والعلاقات القوية التي تؤثر على الاقتصاد ككل وعلى مستوى العالم. فعلى سبيل المثال، تنخفض موارد قناة السويس عندما يحدث تباطؤ في الاقتصاد الصيني، أو عندما تضعف القدرة الشرائية للدول الأوروبية وترتفع أسعار التأمين وشحن البضائع عندما تزداد الاضطرابات الأمنية في المضائق البحرية الاستراتيجية وأحداث القرصنة التي تتعرض لها السفن مقابل السواحل الصومالية. وهكذا تتشابك العوامل التي تؤثر على الاقتصاد الملاحي، ما يستدعي قدراً كبيراً من الخبرة والمعرفة من أجل التعامل معها واتخاذ القرار المناسب وفي الوقت المناسب تجاه تقلباتها.

  • Navigating the legal requirements for owning a...

    The UAE already boasts one of the richest populations in the world and it is estimated that private wealth in the country will continue to grow at a rate of 7.4% per year to Dh 2.94 trillion over the next five years. 

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ISPS Code as a main pillar in the shipping industry

In the wake of tragic events of 11th September 2001 in the USA, a Diplomatic Conference on maritime security was held at the London Headquarters of the IMO. This Conference enriched the new International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. 

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Dubai Maritime City’s spirit fosters a vibrant and integrated business community

Since the launch of Dubai Maritime City, our primary focus is to achieve the vision of our founding father Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum (PBUH), who laid the foundation stone to establish the maritime industry in Dubai by developing its major ports. His vision for making Dubai a city of trade has been realized, as the city is integrated and mutually supportive; making it a hub for trading and investments, starting from its largest ports in the world to the simplest facilities in the city. Dubai provides an ideal business network making the city a leading commercial center.

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UAE maintains a competitive position in ship repairing industry

Ship repair industry of UAE is one of the most elaborated in the world due to large amount of trading operations registered in the region. Due to a strategic geographic location and over 20 seaports to the Persian and Oman Gulfs, UAE is attractive destination for repair and maintenance of ships and boats. With a long tradition in boat building and central location on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, United Arab Emirates remains a serious player in the ship repair industry. In this article emirates will be compared one by one in order to identify repair facilities in each of them and determine the most advanced ones.

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Maritime investment, a treasure not fully exploited

Some investors were reluctant to enter the UAE’s maritime sector, but the historic recent visit by the Chinese President to the UAE was enough to reassure potential investors and alleviate any concerns they might have. This visit was a declaration that the UAE and its ports and maritime sector will be the center of the new “Belt and Road Initiative” will change the global trade rules and redefine trade and logistics powers. This initiative will create new opportunities for providing services to 70% of the world's population in more than 60 countries.

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Will the latest technology guarantee a more secured maritime industry?

The maritime industry has been developing at a fast pace with its ups and downs due to the cyclicity nature when the technological boom is expected to continue due to globalization, digitisation and increased economic liberalization worldwide. The Era of digitalization had and will keep exerting great influence on shipping industry generally and maritime security in particular. 

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