Dubai wants to position itself as a hub of maritime innovation ©DP World
Dubai wants to position itself as a hub of maritime innovation ©DP World

Dubai aims to become shipping hotspot

22 August 2017

Dubai is bringing together international maritime experts to discuss the future of the industry in a bid to enhance competitiveness of the UAE’s shipping sector.

The 2017 Dubai Maritime Agenda will focus on safety, technology – including autonomous ships and 3D printing – and the future of financing the industry. The emirate hopes to develop its maritime sector as part of ongoing plans to diversify its economy away from oil.

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