Dubai Maritime City Authority offers first class maritime cluster to Greek owners
DMCA (Dubai Maritime City Authority) is no stranger to Greek owners, as the Dubai-based maritime cluster has been making huge strides over the past few years, in its attempt to lure ship owners, both from Hellas as well as other locations. In an interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), Mr. Nawfal Al-Jourani, Director of Communications of DMCA noted that Dubai offers both a stable and investor-friendly business environment, attractive taxation, as well local expertise as more than 3,000 maritime business related services companies are currently operating in the country. At the same, Dubai offers attractive location, as it’s less than a 4-hour flight from Greece and a similar amount of time away from Asia.
According to Mr. Nawfal Al-Jourani, over the course of the past few months, lots of Greek ship owners, both from Hellas, as well as from the London-based shipping community, home to more than 60 Greek-owned shipping companies, worried about a Brexit, have been actively looking to Dubai, as a viable alternative to the base of their businesses. However, as Mr. Al-Jourani points out, “we are not competing with the other world-famous maritime clusters. We’re here to complement them”.
Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide