The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has successfully managed to maintain a leading position in the world’s thriving maritime segment. Over the years, the country has been able to leverage its key strengths and capabilities to earn its place as one of the best countries in the world.
In line with this, the UAE has revealed completion of its preparations for re-nomination as a Category B member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council for the 2020-2021 term. Elections for membership will be held on November 29, 2019 in London.
The UAE, which operates 20 leading ports that are also part of the world’s top 10 ports, also leads in terms of having the greatest number of container ship fleets–delivering at least 15 million containers per year.
It is also ranked fifth globally for the number of international shipments passing through its ports. Its state-of-the-art infrastructure and ports have helped attain the 11th place at the Logistics Performance Index of 2018, in terms of the quality of infrastructure supporting logistic activities. The UAE also gained the fifth ranking in international shipments.
The UAE hosts a multitude of international maritime events such as the UAE Maritime Week, Dubai Maritime Summit and Abu Dhabi Summit of Global Marine and Maritime Leaders.