Captain Mohamed Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports and Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Executive Vice-president Ports, Abu Dhabi Ports

How Abu Dhabi can leverage growth drivers in the global shipping industry

In an interview with Global Platform, Mohamed Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Executive Vice-president Ports at Abu Dhabi Ports, talk about overcoming challenges in the global shipping industry to capitalise on promising growth segments. Chief among these are Chinese expansion into the region, digitalisation-driven improvements to ease of doing business and the burgeoning cruise segment.

Transcript:

AL SHAMISI: 2017 was a tough year in terms of shipping, and we have noticed that there are so many synergies and alliances becoming bigger; there are takeovers, mergers between companies. We benefitted from all of this consolidation because we have true partners when it comes to shipping lines and shipping companies. In Abu Dhabi, we signed major deals – so, COSCO, for example, in 2017 they did the ground-breaking ceremony for their hub in the Middle East, and they also signed a major deal for a container freight station. We’re talking about one of the biggest container freight stations in the region.

Captain Mohamed Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports and Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Executive Vice-president Ports, Abu Dhabi Ports

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