The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook 2023/24
Now in its 8th year, The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook has built up an unrivalled reputation as a high quality publication that brings together news and information not just about the UAE’s ports, shipping, shipbuilding and repair businesses, but also other sectors of the maritime industry, such as classification, ship agency, logistics, maritime law, insurance, IT, security and financial services. With a global distribution, the 2023/24 edition will build further on that reputation, with a series of in-depth articles and well researched profiles to give the reader a comprehensive view of the current status of the UAE maritime sector and its prospects for the future.
Articles within the Yearbook will provide information about recently completed, ongoing and planned investments in shipping, port and maritime related infrastructure and equipment, and the development of new technology. This year there will be a particular focus on the UAE’s leading role in driving an ambitious climate change agenda in the maritime sector, harnessing green technology to reduce carbon emissions. This is now an issue that is right at the top of the agenda for all companies and organisations in the UAE, which is poised to host the all-important COP 28 Conference in Dubai in 2023.
The Yearbook will include features on all of the UAE ports, and companies based within them. This includes in-depth articles on ports and terminals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, highlighting the particular role each emirate plays in the country’s maritime ecosystem. These features will cover progress not just in the container and dry bulk sectors, but in general cargo, liquid bulk, project cargo and cruise terminal development as well.
One of the priorities of the Yearbook will be to highlight the activities of leading shipowners, operators and managers who are an integral part of the UAE maritime cluster. There will be a series of features on companies active in the container, bulk, short sea, tanker and offshore sectors, among others, giving the latest information about fleet development plans, new services and initiatives aimed at reducing environmental impact.
Also planned for coverage in the Yearbook are the main companies active in the shipbuilding, shiprepair and maintenance sectors, with insights into recent projects and plans for further expansion and diversification of yards and workshop facilities. Green initiatives in this sector will receive a high profile.
The maritime sector in the UAE is now widely diverse and has a strong presence across many different sectors. There will also be articles on companies and organisations active in providing services relating to classification, ship agency, logistics, maritime law and insurance, for example, as well as those with a presence in the fields of digitalization, green technology and financial services.
Overall, the Yearbook will showcase the UAE’s growing status as a maritime hub, and its burgeoning reputation as a centre for innovation. The aim will be to give the reader a clear understanding of the direction the UAE is taking as it makes developing its maritime sector a key part of the country’s short and medium term strategic growth plans.