(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The meeting took place in abu dhabi and was chaired by major general ibrahim salem al musharrakh commander of uae naval forces and coordinated by ceo of tasneef eng.
emirates classification society tasneef has successfully organised the first board member meeting where several subjects were raised for discussion regarding present achievements and concerns in order to set future objectives.
the meeting took place in abu dhabi and was chaired by major general ibrahim salem al musharrakh commander of uae naval forces and coordinated by ceo of tasneef eng. rashed al hebsi.
the meeting was attended by top high-profile figures in the marine industry such as khamis jumma bu amim chairman of drydocks world and maritime world salem al zaabi acting general director of national transport authority dr ali al yabhoni general manager of adnatco/ngsco dr tayeb kamali manager of higher collages of technology and capt.jasim al khimari manager of petroleum ports authority.
other representatives were from marine transport companies insurance companies shipping companies legal firms academic representatives and ship owners.
the meeting focused on tasneef progress and challenges strategic goals and future actions along with a comprehensive discussion on uae maritime market and future plans. during the meeting the participants expressed opinions and views regarding emergent subjects such as ship building industry most of the vessels being built outside uae need of local high caliber from in the maritime sector and increasing the media awareness.
during his opening speech major general ibrahim salem al musharrakh commander of uae naval forces delighted the audience and his participation in the meeting which includes a vip key players in the maritime sector and added that “ uae naval forces is committed to develop local maritime industries and support in terms of building ships and we are proud that tasneef holding uae flag and we always wish for it constant success.” ceo of tasneef eng.rashed al hebsi emphasised that “in 2012 tasneef started with four community members and with a big ambition. today tasneef succeeded covering gcc region.”
al hebsi highlighted that the uae maritime flag represents 0.9 per cent of international tonnage and tasneef’s scope is to get at least half of this percentage. one of the big advantages is that uae has ports known to lead internationally.
nevertheless in november 2013 national initiatives starting to gain trust in tasneef and the first oil tanker was inspected by tasneef at drydocks. in 2014 tasneef came up with the new notation sahara to increase performance of vessels with up to 15-20 per cent.
khamis juma buamim chairman of drydocks world and maritime world also pointed out that a great deal can be achieved through strategic partnerships with established classification societies experienced leadership professional staff and by applying leading edge technologies.
“the most advanced vessels in the world are produced in uae so we have a huge capability and potential to fulfill all our demands in the highest standards and professionalism so it’s the time to focus on building qualified national capacity to fill the gap technically and technology.”