During the meeting the two parties approved the establishment of a mechanism that ensures full capitalisation by ASPF of the Emirates International Maritime Academy’s courses, whereby the Academy will send details of its experts and trainers to the Federation, which in turn will share them with the different members.
In addition, the Academy will continuously update ASPF on its courses, as well as providing a range of benefits for members including the reduction of tuition fees and granting of scholarships.
Abdulla Al Hayyas, senior manager, Emirates International Maritime Academy and Dubai Maritime City Campus, stated “Our partnership with the ASPF is an integral part of Dubai Maritime City Authority’s programme to engage in long-term business relationships with leading regional and international maritime institutions to help expand our relationships and presence across the Arab world, especially within key maritime centres.”
On behalf of ASPF, the secretary general, Rear Admiral Essam Eddin Badawy, said, “As a federation representing the Arab maritime community, it is vital that we take advantage of the strengths and services that such a leading Arab authority has to offer, especially when it comes to the Academy, as there is a dire need for its expertise by all members of the federation. In addition, this partnership will provide a further boost to our strategic initiatives and enhances our ability to capitalise on new business prospects that Dubai Maritime City Authority will open”.