Dubai Maritime Authority brings out new integrated training program

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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DMA launches new integrated training program

The Dubai Maritime Authority (DMA) at the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, the regulator of the shipping and maritime sector in Dubai, has launched an integrated training program through the Dubai Trade Single Window Portal to introduce the Dubai maritime sector to the process of filing services.

The program is launched following the announcement of Directive No. 1 of 2023 on Transparency of Local Sea Container Charges in Dubai, which requires all Service Providers to declare their local Sea Container Charges with the DMA, via the secure Dubai Trade Single Window Portal, and was issued in response to the DMA’s stakeholder engagement program.

According to the statement, service providers can choose the ideal time for them from a total of 17 one-hour sessions, which will feature films and infographics describing the filing procedure, as well as a hotline and email address dedicated to answering urgent queries.

Mr. Adel Abdulwahed Kalantar, Director of the Maritime Business Development at DMA, said that “the program’s primary area of focus will be on the importance of working together to boost the Dubai maritime sector’s competitiveness regionally and internationally, by enhancing the transparency and efficiency of its operations, and aligning them with international best practice and the highest global standards.”

The Dubai Maritime Authority is the government body tasked with regulating, coordinating, and overseeing all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector.

The Authority aims to build strategic partnerships with relevant government and private-sector stakeholders as part of its vision to create a safe and vibrant maritime industry and drive economic sustainability and growth in the emirate.

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