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Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi launched to strengthen maritime sector

Photo: AD Ports Group Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi official launch
Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi has been officially launched to promote public-private sector co-operation and sustainability goals.

The Hub sees Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group, working in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre – Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT).

The Maritime Hub was formed following extensive research and benchmarking against other leading maritime centres such as Singapore and France. The Hub is founded on three core strategic pillars – Connect, Create and Collaborate - and aims to harness collective synergies through cooperation across public and private sectors. 

Public and private maritime sectors representatives will lead working groups, contributing innovative ideas, addressing challenges, and guiding collaborative efforts to promote industry growth and development.

The Hub will also play a role in facilitating the maritime industry’s sustainability, by offering awareness, guidance, and familiarisation towards decarbonisation, promoting best practice and the development of eco-friendly solutions to assist businesses in reducing their carbon footprint, said AD Ports.

“The Maritime Hub demonstrates our commitment to the maritime sector’s growth and prosperity,” commented Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime.

“This initiative will create an unparalleled platform for stakeholders to come together, share knowledge, and drive progress that will reshape the industry landscape and strengthen Abu Dhabi’s standing as an international maritime city,” he added.

Abu Dhabi Maritime, in particular, implements a streamlined, user and business-friendly regulatory environment, which is responsive to the needs of the emirate’s recreational and commercial maritime communities.

The organisation, established in May 2020, through an agreement between AD Ports and the DMT, is focused on developing ultra-modern infrastructure and introducing advanced digital services to enhance the user experience and help fully unlock Abu Dhabi’s social, and economic potential, according to its website.