Ahead of this year’s Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East, flagship event of the UAE Maritime Week, Seatrade Maritime and the Dubai Shipping Agents Association (DSAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aimed at supporting and promoting shared objectives.
The main goal of the MoU is to advance the growth and development of the shipping industry in the region, by promoting the interests of the shipping agents’ community in Dubai, raising standards in the sector, fostering stronger relationships, increasing cooperation between key stakeholders, and promoting the systematic and orderly training of professionally qualified personnel.
As part of the agreement, Seatrade Maritime will provide the DSAA with the status of ‘Supporting Organisation’ for the Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East conference, the leading regional event for the logistics and maritime industries, scheduled to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 16 to 18 May, 2023. This will help to promote the work of the DSAA to Seatrade’s audience and provide the association with greater exposure to potential clients.
Commenting on the partnership, Nayana Nandkumar (pictured, left), Manager, DSAA said: “We are delighted to partner with Seatrade Maritime. This alliance will enable us to expand our reach and promote our services to the massive audience that connects with Seatrade Maritime.
“We also look forward to working together to support the growth and development of the maritime industry in Dubai and the wider region. This collaboration demonstrates our dedication to promoting the interests of the Dubai community of shipping agents.”
By having shipping agencies represented at significant ‘think tank’ events, the cooperation with Seatrade Maritime will also help DSAA advance its goals of promoting the shipping sector. Together with the appropriate government agencies, it will help DSAA maintain its efforts to strengthen industry standards. The alliance will also improve and deepen the connections and teamwork between shipping agents, principals, shippers, customs officials, and other governmental, national, and international trade organisations.
Chris Morley (pictured, right), Group Director, Seatrade Maritime said: “The partnership with DSAA will enhance the value proposition of Seatrade Maritime’s events and it will ensure that we remain beneficial to all stakeholders in the maritime industry.”
Earlier Seatrade Maritime signed similar MoUs with Emirates Shipping Association and Youngship UAE in the run-up to the Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East event.
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