Abu Dhabi forms new joint marine regulatory body

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports has been assigned as the primary custodian of all of Abu Dhabi’s waterways and marine ecosystems through the creation of Abu Dhabi Maritime.

The new body was formed by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) based on an agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and DMT, in which both entities agreed to cooperate in launching a wide variety of integrated services and facilities.

The joint effort is in line with the Abu Dhabi government’s strategy to integrate and streamline governance and oversight of priority growth sectors.

The new entity will function as a consolidated single point of regulatory entry. It will be supported by a new maritime advisory council, which will represent the interests of key partners and customers including, government entities, ports, individual users, communities, and marine service companies.

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