GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Others

 
  Share

UAE, November 14, 2017 - The UAE has ratified  key International Maritime Conventions and Protocols as part of its efforts to develop  maritime and shipping sector and this will support UAE marketing to International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other IMO Member States .The ratification came after a series of preparations by the Federal Transport Authority (FTA) - Land and Maritime to meet the international requirements and standards set by IMO, including the implementation and  enforcement of the international conventions  and protocols in all relevant  national  maritime activities.

The UAE has ratified the following international conventions and protocols:

Ballast Water Management Convention 2004

Protocol  of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines 1966

Protocol of 1988 relating to; International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS)

International Convention for Safe Containers (1972).

H.E. Dr. Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the FTA - Land and Maritime, noted the efforts exerted by the FTA in cooperation with all concerned authorities in the UAE, highlighting the FTA's commitment to international standards and compliance with international maritime conventions and protocols. He added that the Authority has developed the working plans to meet the international requirements, and lauded the country's efforts to improve the maritime sector and help create a safe and secure marine environment for a sustainable maritime community.

The confirmation to comply with international maritime conventions and protocols will enhance the country's activities related to the safety of lives at sea, provide secure conditions for international shipping, and establish better conditions for safe navigation for sea cargo and passenger transport.

“The UAE has several competitive advantages to qualify for membership in the IMO Council and enjoys strong capabilities at par with countries with advanced maritime industries, a number of which have major interests in international maritime trade. The UAE also enjoys a strategic location, ideal for doing business in the Arab Gulf and the broader MENA region,” he concluded.

Ballast Water Management Convention 2004

This 2004 IMO treaty aims to control and manage ballast water to decrease invasive species that enter from the marine environment into territorial waters.

1988 Protocol of the International Convention on Load Lines for 1966

Any vessel subject to this Convention shall not sail on an international voyage unless it has been subjected to inspection, marked and given the International Load Lines Certificate of 1966, or an international exemption certificate for load lines in accordance with the provisions of the Convention. Any vessel subject to the provisions of this resolution and the Convention shall not set a load line that exceeds the minimum load line established under the requirements of the Convention annex.

1988 Protocol for the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974

The main goal of the SOLAS convention is to establish the minimum standards for constructing, equipping and operating ships consistent with their safety. Countries shall be responsible in ensuring that vessels carrying its flag shall comply with the SOLAS requirements by issuing certificates provided for in the Convention as evidence of compliance.

The International Convention for Safe Containers

Containers loaded with goods must be weighed, with the weight document issued for each unit according to the definition of the container within this decision, provided that the container is packed from any of the UAE ports before being loaded onto any ship subject to the provisions of Chapter VI of the Convention, whether for export or re-export. Containers loaded with goods from other countries for the purpose of re-shipping and exporting from the ports of the UAE should pay a re-export fee, and their confirmed weight verified either at the ports of the countries where they were loaded or through a prior agreement between the shipper and the carrier.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6246 times
Posted on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story :
Next Story :
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Global brands with lowest cost at Karama Ware house sale from this Thursday
Glam's Makeup Launches in the Middle East
Review: Facial with Dr Renaud's range at Nazih
Glasshouse Collection from Olivia Burton
CFB T3 000 Manufacture Movement Pioneering Peripheral Technology
CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN: The first CALVIN KLEIN fragrance developed under the vision...
Mr. Burberry Indigo Eau De Toilette
Hour Choice presents Coach New York Collection
Prevention, Not Cure: Kaya's ‘Hair Strength Therapies' Set to Rid the Gulf of it...
Tommy Hilfiger Iconic Sport collection
Matthew Fitzpatrick Wins the 2018 Omega European Masters
Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel
Introducing New Make-up From Rodial That You Need In Your Kit
Australia's Number No.1 Natural Skincare Brand* Partners With Jessica Kahawaty
Rado reimagines a bold 1960s classic for the 21st Century
Scuderia Ferrari presents Fall winter collection
Kate Spade New York Presents Debut Collection From Creative Director Nicola Gla...
Introducing VK Beauty Lounge & Bar
Tata Communications Strengthens Cyber Defence in the Middle East with the Launch...
Alina Anwar Couture Launches in UAE
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Takes the Luxury of Privacy to a New Level
Facebook Launches Community Help on Facebook Lite
Introducing Home Fragrance at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City
Dubai Culture Organises ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scri...
British Classics Make a Comeback in Jack Wills AW18 Collections
Bring a Touch of Sophistication to Your Home with The Exclusive SmegXDolce&Gabba...
Up Your Health and Lifestyle Game with the Huawei TalkBand B5
du and Holidays by flydubai partnership takes flight to bring great experiences ...
‘Unseen Potential' - Art from Scrap and Discarded Parts
CNN's Inside the Middle East explores the region's evolving photography scene
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi invites guests to enjoy the spectacular Friends & Family...
New Google Search feature launches for job-seekers in Arab world
Majid Al Futtaim and UNICEF Partner to Help Send 1 Million Children to School by 2020
Honda voted “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year” for the fourth year in a row
Roberto Cavalli's Exclusive Duo of Fragrances
Audi headed for the future with Formula E and DTM
Al-Futtaim Toyota's Upgrade campaign brings back the hottest car deals
Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector
Your skin needs more than just sunscreen
Defying Age With Skin Republic's Gold and Platinum Face Masks
UHOA goes live with #YouBeUganda at Expo 2018
PAN Emirates bedroom festival with discount up to 70%
Abu Dhabi International Airport Hosts Sheikh Zayed Photo Exhibition
Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?
Al-Futtaim Toyota swoops another win at the Filipino Times Awards
Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor fu...
Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) Draft 2018
Al-Futtaim ACE DIY and Home Security promotion
William Collection by Hugo Boss
Lacoste.12.12 Collection