The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has supported a series of training sessions held under the umbrella of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), the largest international shipping association representing shipowners. The training shared valuable insights from international experts about the current state of the global maritime industry and covered topics such as chartering, laytime and demurrage, Bills of Lading, maritime security and crisis management. Other supporters of the training initiative included the UAE Shipping Association, the Dubai Shipping Agents Association, and the Dubai branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Amer Ali, executive director, DMCA explained that the training sessions are part of its efforts to improve maritime training, to help achieve the government’s vision to make Dubai a global maritime hub.
He said: “Dubai is on the path to reach the ranks of the best maritime hubs in the world by 2020. The training sessions under the umbrella of the BIMCO represent a strong push in this direction, as they provide the perfect platform to help identify the nature of the local maritime sector, as well as determining the best ways to meet the emerging challenges.”
BIMCO’s Dubai training sessions were held jointly with international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan. Speakers included leading marine and offshore specialists, Paul Dean, Nicholas Kazaz and Emilie Bokor-Ingram.