Dubai Maritime City announced that the facility and its services were introduced at a specially convened Ship Owner’s meeting at The Capital Club at the Dubai International Financial Centre.
The meeting was attended by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, Nikolas Veniamis, President of Hellenic Shipping Association, Greece and also the Owner & Chairman of Golden Union Shipping in Greece, Vinod Shah from ADANI Group, Gujarat India, Robert Murhead, CEO of Mur Shipping and Tahir Lakhani, Chairman, DTA Ship Trading LLC. and Ali Lakhani, Managing Director – DTA Ship Trading. The discussions revolved around mutual collaboration and future co-operation.
Mr. Nikolas Veniamis, President of Hellenic Shipping Association and group visited DMC and Drydocks World Dubai and discussed potential business and set up of operation in dubai. Buamim assured all concerned of Dubai commitment to world maritime business and welcomed the initiatives.
“We were able to discuss the diverse portfolio of services offered at Dubai Maritime City and the growing demand for these from within and outside the region. Additionally, we have launched the Dubai Maritime Green Initiative, which is an industry leading initiative that explores the possibility of using green technology in shipping and encompasses a plethora of programmes. A beginning to this, is the pioneering ‘LNG powered tug,’ project which foresees the possibility of LNG as a commonly used fuel in shipping. The project is being carried out with partners Rolls-Royce and DNV. We seek more such meaningful partnership to develop and aid global shipping,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.
Dubai Maritime City is attracting global industry players as it is a convenient location for propagating business and trade, adjacent to Drydocks World, one of the largest and most diversified shipyards and in the heart of the global business hub of Dubai, in the UAE.
LNG World News Staff, April 22, 2013; Image: Drydocks World