UAE ports among world's most advanced
ISLAMABAD: The UAE’s ports are among the world’s largest in terms of advanced equipment, capabilities, shipping and unloading.
UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority Land and Maritime, Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi said that the UAE has been ranked first at the Arab level and 10th globally for several years in a row in the field of cross-border trade,Khaleej Times reported.
Dr Al Nuaimi stressed the authority’s desire to unify visions in this vital sector in terms of planning, coordination and legislation to achieve various ambitions at the local, regional and international levels.
He said that, “this is a paradigm shift for those involved in organisational structures and institutional stakeholders. There is no way to cross over to the future using the tools of the past because significant developmental achievements cannot be attained without innovative ideas and new blood.”
The minister said the maritime transport sector in the UAE is witnessing remarkable growth in the areas of ports, operation and maintenance, shipbuilding, drydocks, finance and insurance in accordance with international standards on safety and protection of the marine environment and its security.