June 8, 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai is being transformed into a “smart” city. The ‘’Smart Marine Services Platform’’ launched by Dubai Maritime City Authority is a major step towards the consolidation of a culture of maritime innovation and creativity, in line with its development vision.
The ‘’Smart Marine Services Platform’’ is a unified and sophisticated platform designed to automate processes, support the scope of the maritime authority and improve the quality of services provided by DMCA.
In addition, the DMCA has worked to develop and launch smart applications (apps) and services specially designed with the highest technical innovation and developmental standards, which include:
- “Smart Marine Traffic” app: provides a direct channel of communication for customers to avail of a wide range of services.
- “Smart Customer”app: assesses the qualification of people who have applied for a marine driving license.
- “Smart Exam” app: has become one of the most prominent apps, as it enables customers to benefit from all kinds of marine services, including marine licensing
- “Smart Inspector” app: is a channel for completing the inspection process, updating data and issuing maritime test results in real time electronically.
Also in 2016, the DMCA has launched Dubai Maritime Intelligence with the aim of developing an electronic information and knowledge system for supporting enhancements to the efficiency and competitiveness of Dubai’s maritime sector. The users of this platform can access, among other things, the details concerning the maintenance, conversion and construction of marine crafts in Dry docks along with the movement of commercial and leisure vessels and containers via local ports in addition to an overview of the global maritime sector.
The platform includes information on the numbers of marine transportation users, tourists and travelers by leisure ships in Dubai, and the number of licenses issued by DMCA as well as the numbers of marine crafts licensed and classified by type.
About Dubai Maritime City Authority:
Founded in 2007, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has brought about a radical change in the local maritime sector through an extensive range of industry initiatives and regulations which support its ambitious approach to creating a safe investment environment for industry leaders from all over the world, while reaffirming Dubai’s position as a first-class international maritime hub. Established to monitor, develop and promote maritime activities, DMCA provides a platform of excellence and quality as it develops world-class regulations and guidelines to raise the bar on the maritime industry and boost its infrastructure, operations and logistics services while offering investment opportunities to boost Dubai’s competitiveness at the regional and international levels.
DMCA aims to build effective and strategic partnerships with relevant government agencies, private businesses and stakeholders in line with its vision to create a safe and vibrant maritime sector and therefore drive economic sustainability and growth in the emirate. The Authority is keen on expanding its scope of work and laying down effective policies under the highest standards of maritime safety and best environmental practices, in adherence with the local and international laws to develop a safe maritime environment for maritime operations and businesses.