The country plays its part to promote green shipping and sustainability
The UAE has always been one of the most influential countries in developing the maritime sector; occupying a competitive status among the best maritime hubs worldwide.
With the presence of its permanent representative to the International Maritime Organization HE Mohamed Khamis AlKaabi along with Capt.Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Maritime, an official delegation participated in The World Maritime Day Parallel Event (WMDPE) which was hosted by the Government of South Africa in the port city of Durban under the theme of ‘New Technologies, Greener Shipping’.
“The 2022 World Maritime Day Parallel Event. It was instituted to provide an opportunity to take the World Maritime theme ‘on the road’ and it is undoubtedly one of the most important maritime events, worldwide,” asserted Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO.
“The UAE has played an effective role in introducing fundamental amendments to many resolutions that contribute to developing and improving work systems to keep pace with global changes and latest technological developments, especially with regards to green shipping,” stressed AlKaabi.
“The technologies and infrastructure for new fuels must be ready for wide market uptake in shipping by 2030 for the sector to meet the IMO’s 2050 target. This will require major collaboration with energy companies, ports, shipping companies and cargo owners,” added Al Kaabi.