Dubai RTA & DMA unite to bolster 360 marine transport services

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has collaborated with Dubai Maritime Authority (DMA) at the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) in order to enhance the RTA’s 360 marine transport services.

This initiative involves integrating the RTA’s services with the DMA’s system to enable the public to avail of services such as short-term berth rentals that allow private boats to dock temporarily at maritime stations without overnight stays.

This partnership was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by Sheikh Dr. Saeed bin Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Executive Director of the DMA, and Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of the Public Transport Agency, RTA.

Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum_DMCA UKHO maritime partnership
Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum
Executive Director

“The DMA is committed to forging robust strategic alliances with government bodies, private entities, and stakeholders involved in maritime activities in Dubai, to achieve our goal of nurturing a sustainable and secure maritime business that supports Dubai’s economic growth. The Authority is committed to broadening practical structures and developing effective policies capable of upholding the highest maritime safety standards and promoting top green marine practices aligned with both local and international regulations. The objective is to ensure a safe and conducive marine environment supporting operational efficiency and thriving maritime commerce.”

The RTA seeks to upgrade the licensing services for maritime transport means registered with the DMA by electronically linking with insurance companies under the RTA’s system. Additionally, it aims to upgrade the licensing services for the crews of maritime vessels registered with the DMA by accessing eyesight test data through the RTA’s system.

These initiatives are designed to streamline the interconnectivity between concerned departments, thus simplifying the access to customer data and information on registered marine transport means and providing the service to customers.

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