Thursday 3, March 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues its successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 which is currently taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club and continue until March 5, 2015. The DMCA stand is garnering the attention of decision-makers and senior leaders from the maritime sector, who have lauded its ongoing efforts to create an integrated portfolio of smart applications and services to facilitate smart transformation of the local maritime sector. The Authority has made valuable contributions to support the organizational efforts of the 24th edition of the most established marine event in leisure navigation sector by issuing official permits to allow visiting yachts to sail and anchor in the local territorial waters for a renewable period of 3 months.

The DMCA stand received a large turnout of visitors and water sports enthusiasts to take advantage of the marine licensing services being offered at the venue, enabling them to conduct tests to obtain the license quickly and easily. The marine licensing services is one of the most attractive features that is appreciated by the leaders of the maritime sector for facilitating the process of issuing marine licenses using sophisticated methodology. This methodology verifies that marine crafts fulfills technical specifications, maritime safety regulations, local environmental requirements, and matching the unified international standards efficiently and effectively.

Smart applications were widely acclaimed as a quantum leap in terms of facilitating access to marine services around the clock via smart phones. The Authority’s smart mobile app ‘Smart DMCA,’ ‘Smart Marine Traffic,’ and ‘Smart Customer’ have received overwhelming attention from the visitors and exhibitors alike. ‘Smart Exam’ and ‘Smart Inspector’ came at the forefront as the most interactive smart applications in terms of targeted audience. They emphasized on the importance of proactive steps undertaken by DMCA to make testing and inspection services for getting marine driving license available 24/7 via smart applications that are complied with the highest standards of reliability, transparency and excellence.

Commenting on DMCA’s continued successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016, Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: “The enormous response to our wide portfolio of interactive services and smart applications that are based on innovative practices of the Maritime Creativity Lab, reflecting the growing confidence of our local, regional and international maritime community. We primarily focus on reviewing the latest interactive services and smart applications, as we are keen to support the process of smart transformation and building the government of future that can achieve happiness of customers and community welfare in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.”

Ali added: “Through the portfolio of marine licensing, we continue our consecutive successes in terms of establishing a strong foundation to improve performance, safety and competitiveness of the local maritime sector. Our participation in Dubai International Boat Show is a perfect opportunity for us to reach out to the maximum number of water sports enthusiasts and the owners of maritime crafts to inform them about the compatibility of the technical requirements and local and international laws in the field of maritime safety, environmental security, and operational efficiency. Our successful participation in the 24th edition of this leading maritime event gives us a new responsibility to continue the march of excellence in developing maritime legislation and creating new services to build an integrated, safe and sustainable maritime environment for achieving our ambitious goal of making Dubai one of the world’s leading maritime capitals by 2020.”

DMCA participates in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 through a special pavilion in order to raise awareness about the conditions of safe operation, environmental requirements, and safety standards to be adopted by the marine clubs as well as private and public marinas in Dubai. The event attracts a wide participation of 800 exhibiting companies and brands from 51 countries amid impressive response from visitors who are looking to learn about the latest marine innovations and navigational products. It also affords a wonderful opportunity to explore more than 430 boats present at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi.