Members of the UAE maritime community are grouping themselves to create ways of promoting the industry and also address the serious concerns affecting them.
‘ Through the International Propeller Club of the UAE, Dubai Chapter, the maritime community will seek to enhance quality and improve professionalism in the country’s maritime industry Created recently as a non-government organization with the aim of bringing together all members of the maritime community to discuss areas of mutual interest and chart the way forward for the industry, it will complement existing bodies working towards the cause of the maritime industry. “Our primary purpose is to generate interest for the enhancement of the maritime sector,” said Tom Burke, President of the International Propeller Club of the UAE. The Dubai Maritime City Authority, the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre, is sponsoring the Propeller Club as part of its initiative to support grassroots development of the maritime sector in the UAE and the region. Existing private maritime bodies include the UAE Ship Owners’ Association and the Dubai Shipping Agents’ Association.