H.E. Dr. Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the FTA - Land and Maritime revealed the UAE's readiness for the coming election of brand-new members for the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Minister shared his confidence in the vital and effective role that the nation could play when it becomes a Classification B member of the IMO Council. Al Nuaimi's statement was made at the final control meeting of the UAE delegation held today (Tuesday, November 21, 2017).
During the meeting, guests affirmed the value of being elected into Category B membership, which represents a solid push towards developing the UAE's leading position in the global maritime map and enhancing its role as a major factor to the growth of the maritime industry.
Al Nuaimi said, "There is no doubt that competition under the category B will be extremely solid, particularly with several leading maritime nations vying for the Council membership of the IMO. Furthermore, the UAE is well gotten ready for the IMO's upcoming meeting in London - the official UAE delegation have actually currently discussed and prepared an integrated documents that mirrors the country's leadership within the global maritime field. To date, the UAE is home to 20 of the world's crucial ports in terms of sophisticated framework in the area of maritime transport. We are highly certain that the UAE will be an exceptional and carrying out member of the council as it has world-class maritime abilities and a global reputation in the area of worldwide maritime trade - having been ranked as the very first regionally and among the Arab World and third internationally in the field of the best port facilities and the sixth worldwide in marine ports framework as per the competitiveness index of 2014-2015."
"According to its eagerness to continually improve the maritime system, the UAE is working constantly to be at rate with whatever brand-new and innovative in the maritime industry, especially when it come to the automation of marine terminals, environment-friendly ports and maritime shopping, in addition to the adoption and application of best worldwide methods to transform local ports into logistics facilities to be ready for the future generation of self-propelled vessels and making use of satellites to handle fleets and create the maritime system. There is no question that winning the subscription will be an essential progression in the expansion of the local maritime industry, which has actually witnessed great growth in regards to ports, operations, maintenance and construction of ships and dry basins, along with financing and insurance coverage in accordance with international maritime standards associated with safeguarding the marine setting and enhancing aquatic protection," the Minister concluded.
The final coordination meeting covered the review and presentation of the UAE entry file for IMO membership and the approval of the check out program to London where the political elections and council sessions will certainly be held from November 27 to December 1, 2017. The meeting additionally reviewed the development of a coming with delegation and the prep work of a certain format to link sights during IMO's upcoming meeting, as well as developing a post-election plan for the event.