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Dubai Maritime City Authority launches new initiatives for maritime sector

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Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has unveiled its innovative technology initiatives to build advanced infrastructure to attract regional and international companies and to boost investments in Dubai’s maritime hub at INMEX SMM India 2017. DMCA showcased technologies like Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster (DMVC)’ and ‘Innovation Quay’ and assumed that these technologies will be positioning Dubai as the future maritime hub for global trade.

The DMVC technology is an effective platform for communication with the global maritime community and enhances flexibility, efficiency and quality in providing a wide range of integrated services. The DMVC forms part of the DMCA’s effort to implement plans under the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy particularly for improving the competitive elements of the local maritime sector to keep pace with rapid regional and international developments which serve the overarching goal of maintaining a safe, sustainable, integrated and revitalized maritime sector in Dubai.

“These strategic developments will position Dubai as the strong contender among the world’s most important maritime hubs. These developments are built on the fundamental objective of upgrading the mechanisms of the local maritime cluster according to the highest standards of competitiveness, inclusiveness and excellence and attract foreign investments. It will also stimulate activities in the Dubai maritime sector and drive economic growth for the emirates,” said Nawfal Al Jourani, Chief Officer, Dubai Maritime Cluster Office, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA).

DMCA’s ‘Innovation Quay’ is an initiative to capitalise on creative maritime sector development that would raise the UAE’s position as the global center for maritime innovation. The project is part of the DMCA’s tireless effort to support the country’s program to inculcate innovation in the domestic work culture and lifestyle; and promote the UAE as one of the most innovative countries in the world.

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