Dubai Customs and Drydocks World & Maritime World signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the reinforcement of existing strategic partnerships effectively as per corporate scheme to continuously boost and develop these partnerships, cater to all community segments and reflect positively on the social and economic boom in the emirate.
The MoU between the two sides is in line with their strategic plans and is based on the exceptional relationship that connects them. It is aimed at integrating efforts, exchanging experiences, achieving best performance in serving various customer segments and delivering highest quality services to them.
The MoU was signed by H.E Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone and Director General of Dubai Customs, on behalf of Dubai Customs, and Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of the Board of Drydocks World and Maritime World, in the presence of a number of managers and officials from both sides.
After signing the MoU, H.E Ahmed Butti explained that it aims at joining all partnership efforts to realize the vision of Dubai Government, satisfy customers, achieve mutual interest by mapping their partnership relations and mutual work, in order to improve processes performance, simplify procedures and develop customer services which will serve their interests and help them move forward towards developing the maritime industrial business community, enhancing regional and international partnerships and continuing communication between the two sides to achieve mutual interests, exchange corporate knowledge, experiences and experiments at all levels and share information and studies related to their specialities and business nature.
Mr Butti stressed that the MoU will boost the existing partnership between Dubai Customs and Drydocks World & Maritime World in Dubai, serving their interests which are incorporated into Dubai’s strategy, aimed at delivering highest levels of service in all areas.
He added that both sides are committed to fulfilling the MoU goals, represented by facilitating ships construction, repair and maintenance, oil platforms, forwarding ships and maritime projects and engineering, as they require simplified procedures to take out and let in equipment, spare parts and other material from and to Drydocks World & Maritime World work zones including (Drydocks World-Dubai, Maritime City, Al Jadaf Shipyard, Platinum Yachts) by implementing customs systems that support these processes, such as ATA Carnet for the temporary admission of goods.
On his side, H.E Khamis Buamim, Chairman of the Board of Drydocks World and Maritime World, said:” Inking the MoU is an embodiment of the directives of the wise leadership and Dubai’s strategic vision in streamlining the roles and efforts of local government authorities in following up the emirate’s overall development. It also reflects both sides’ desire to strengthen cooperation and partnership ties between them, taking them to new heights”.
He indicated that the MoU aims at encouraging and developing maritime and navigation businesses and industries and propping maritime industries and investments. Dubai Customs and Drydocks World and Maritime World primarily seek to attract foreign investments to the UAE in general, Dubai in particular.
He said” We decided to unite our visions in this area as both sides have a long corporate history together. In addition, we seek to consolidate cooperation aspects, mutual work, exchange of experiences and information between both sides to help facilitate procedures, speed up their completion, deliver exceptional services to customers and put into effect the federal and international legislations and commitments in the fields of health, safety, environment, quality in businesses and services and develop and maintain human resources.