UAE Maritime Week to take place at Expo 2020 Dubai

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has announced that the UAE Maritime Week, with its flagship event, Seatrade Maritime Middle East, will be held at Dubai Exhibition Centre as part of Expo 2020 Dubai, from 12th-16th December 2021.

UAE Maritime Week to take place at Expo 2020 Dubai

The Week, organized by Seatrade Maritime, part of Informa Markets, aims to connect maritime markets in the Middle East by bringing together ship owners, industry suppliers and key decision-makers from the region on a common platform to discuss and plan the future of the maritime industry for five days.

To date, the week includes Seatrade Maritime Middle East; Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa; Maritime Leaders Forum and Experience Maritime. A day will be dedicated to terminal operators and associated industries as part of the global TOC brand, also a part of Informa Markets.

Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said, "The UAE has always been at the forefront of bolstering the maritime industry and ensuring the continued progress of the sector with the help of initiatives that guarantee resilience and success of organizations working under its umbrella. This was evident during the outbreak of the pandemic, when economies around the globe entered a phase of financial instability, while the UAE’s Government worked towards preserving normalcy through a series of directives aimed at stabilizing and strengthening the nation’s economy and the financial well-being of organizations."

He added, "Our ports and logistics operators have showcased grit and determination amid the crisis. In 2020, despite an unstable market, DP World recorded revenue growth of 11 percent. This year in Q1, they recorded a gross container volume increase of 10.2 percent year-on-year. Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship deep-water facility achieved significant progress in the now operational South Quay and the Khalifa Port Logistics (KPL) development. This is testimony to the sector's success despite unstable markets. Aiding this growth are events that will take place under the umbrella of the UAE Maritime Week that has year after year helped the industry find solutions to pressing concerns. Additionally, this year, what makes the event even more strategic is its placement during Expo 2020 Dubai, which undoubtedly will be a mega event as well as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) elections, also scheduled to take place during this period."

Over the years, the UAE Maritime Week has established itself as an epicenter for a variety of maritime activities, and a common platform for uniting the maritime industry. Attendees include influential names from key organizations like Abu Dhabi Ports, ADNOC, Al Masaood, Albawardy Damen, Allianz Marine, Bahri, and DP World.
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