The United Arab Emirates Shipping Association (UAESA) joined the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) during the Seatrade Shiptech event at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.

Marking a milestone achievement in the country’s maritime industry, the UAE Shipping Association becomes a full member of the International Chamber of Shipping.

UAESA and ICS on September 24 signed an agreement that will provide a framework for closer collaboration between the two associations.

The signing, which took place on Day 2 of Seatrade Shiptech at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, will provide a framework for closer collaboration between the two associations. The event is a part of the UAE Maritime Week taking place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

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The MOU outlines the roles that UAESA and ICS will have to represent shipowners and operators in all shipping sectors and trades across the global and regional organisations, regulators and other bodies which impact and affect the interests of international shipping.

ICS Chairman, Mr Esben Poulsson said: “The UAE has a proud history of looking to the sea for its future. From the early 1900s when Dubai was declared a free port to today when the UAE places seaport infrastructure quality at the heart of Vision 2021. It is therefore only natural that as the representatives of the world’s national shipowner associations we should want to further cement our relationships to ensure that we work as effectively as possible in support of a global regulatory framework for shipping.

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Mr Poulsson added: “The UAE has been leading the way when it comes to the energy transition. As the ICS looks to shape the future of shipping we can only benefit from the experience and leadership that the UAE is providing at this time of transformation for the maritime sector.”

Representing UAESA, the Chairman Capt. Abdulkareem Al Mesabi, said: “As chairman of the UAE Shipping association I have the pleasure to announce that today we will be officially joining the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) as its most recent full member.

“The ICS is directly working with the IMO, therefore we are in an effective position with both the UAE government as well as the IMO as a global body.  It will also strengthen the position the membership position of the UAE with the IMO.”

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“The benefits towards the UAE as a maritime hub will not only aid in the exploration and options that are available to us already, but create and develop practices and guidance’s with the extensive help of knowledge possessed by the ICS in order to support our own shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades.”
The MOU outlines the roles that UAESA and ICS will have to represent shipowners and operators in all shipping sectors and trades across the global and regional organisations, regulators and other bodies which impact and affect the interests of international shipping.

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