Dubai: Dubai has launched a Maritime Advisory Council (MAC), led by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), to foster collaboration and coordination between industry stakeholders from both the private and public sectors.
The MAC push supports both the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021, which aims to build an integrated and sustainable maritime economy, and Dubai Maritime Vision 2030, a plan conceived to strengthen the emirate’s maritime set-up.
Many private businesses operating out of Dubai have already signed up as members.
“This initiative will nurture closer collaboration and mutual understanding between all the key maritime industry stakeholders in Dubai,” commented Amer Ali, executive director, DMCA. “By engaging with businesses on this level Dubai can achieve buy-in from industry to support its ambitious, strategic maritime objectives, while we also build our own understanding of exactly what our private partners want from a global shipping hub.
“This will help us appreciate their commercial challenges and find solutions that enhance the confidence of regional and international investors in our local marine environment. The result will be a stronger and mutually supportive sector, which will facilitate further growth of Dubai’s already booming maritime economy.”