Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group, working in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre – Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), has officially launched Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi, a platform to bridge the gap between public and private stakeholders to connect and strengthen the maritime sector.
The Maritime Hub intends to bring various benefits to the sector. The Hub will also play a role in facilitating the maritime industry’s sustainability, by offering awareness, guidance, and familiarization on the pathway to decarbonization, promoting best practices, and the development of eco-friendly solutions to assist businesses in reducing their carbon footprint.
According to the statement, “The attendees who participated in the launching ceremony were provided with insights on topics including Abu Dhabi’s Industrial Strategy, presented by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Maritime Sustainability Passport by ESG Plus, and Decarbonization Awareness by DNV – Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi’s’ knowledge partner.”
The Maritime Hub was formed following extensive research and benchmarking against other leading maritime cities such as Singapore and France. Founded on three core strategic pillars – Connect, Create, and Collaborate, the Hub aims to harness collective synergies through cooperation across public and private sectors, thus bolstering growth across the entire maritime ecosystem.
Further, by forging essential links with global and domestic stakeholders, policymakers, and media, the Maritime Hub also intends to elevate Abu Dhabi’s maritime sector, enhancing exposure, and augmenting its economic impact, while promoting collaboration and knowledge exchange for the benefit of all.
Captain Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime, said that, “The Maritime Hub demonstrates our commitment to the maritime sector’s growth and prosperity. This initiative will create an unparalleled platform for stakeholders to come together, share knowledge, and drive progress that will reshape the industry landscape and strengthen Abu Dhabi’s standing as an international maritime city.”