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Albwardy Damen has opened a new ship repair facility at Dubai Maritime City (DMC) in conjunction with the celebration of its 40th anniversary.

The UAE’s election as the first Middle East member of the 40-member IMO Council last December placed all things maritime in the country under a brighter spotlight. For Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) in particular, which was established in 2007 to regulate, coordinate and supervise all aspects of the maritime sector in that emirate, this brought both greater responsibility and opportunity.

DP World is on track to see 10% volume growth in 2017 while positioning itself well for the future with investments of over $1bn over the course of the year.

Dubai Maritime Club, a not-for-profit initiative geared towards improving the local maritime industry, is being set up by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) with the help of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).

The launch of a new Dubai Maritime Innovation Award was announced this week at a Maritime Innovation Workshop hosted by regulatory body the DMCA (Dubai Maritime City Authority).

In a shock development, Khamis Juma Buamim, the flamboyant personality who became the embodiment of Dubai’s shipping ambitions, has left Dubai’s Drydocks World and Maritime World sources tell Seatrade Global.