What is the purpose of the Emirates Shipping Association?
The purpose of the Emirates Shipping Association is to bring together ship owners, industry suppliers, and key decision-makers in the maritime sector through strategic networking events and exclusive leadership roundtables. These opportunities can help members advance and grow the global maritime industry. By engaging with local stakeholders, the association also creates chances for international dialogue.
How does the Emirates Shipping Association association support the maritime industry?
The Emirates Shipping Association assists the maritime sector by serving as a hub of communication between industry players and authorities. It offers industry knowledge and speaks on behalf of the sector as a unified voice.
How does the Emirates Shipping Association operate?
In 2019, the Emirates Shipping Association was formally reinstated through a ministerial decree in accordance with Federal Law No. 2/2008 Concerning Public Benefit Associations and Civil Society Organisations with the Ministry of Community Development. The association serves the entire maritime industry, providing a platform for vessel owners, port operators, bunker suppliers, freight forwarders, insurance firms, legal professionals, and other ecosystem partners to collaborate under a unified maritime banner.
What does 7Emirates stand for?
As the association is federally registered, its aim is to work along the 7 Emirates of the United Arab Emirates, and bring forth the voice of all.
What benefits does membership offer?
– Provides marketing and engagement opportunities
– Offers strategic networking opportunities
– Provides access to industry insights
– Allows representation on international platforms
Membership supports the work of the Association to protect and promote the interests of its members.
Who are the current members of the association?
You can access the current members of the Association here.
How can I get in touch with the association or its leadership?
You can send an email to the team at Info@7emirates.co and our team will redirect to the relevant parties.
Is there an annual membership fee?
Yes, the Emirates Shipping Association offers two different types of membership that are determined by the organization’s type and registration, as classified by the Ministry of Community Development and the Association’s board. These two types of membership are Associate membership, which costs AED 10,000 plus VAT, and Operating membership, which costs AED 20,000 plus VAT.
As a member, how many members of my organization can attend events?
During the General Assembly, each member organization is allocated only one seat, regardless of their membership category. For our Community Events, we reserve 1-2 spots for Associate members and 2-4 spots for Operating members. While we encourage maximum participation, we may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis for our community events.
Is individual membership available?
Currently, membership is only available for organizations and not for individuals.
Is the association involved in any advocacy or lobbying efforts?
The Emirates Shipping Association strives to advocate for its members’ interests in the maritime industry by convening government and industry stakeholders and fostering discussions. Its goal is to encourage dialogue with regulators to achieve a positive impact and enhance efficiency within the UAE’s maritime industry.
How can I get involved in the Emirates Shipping Association’s committees or working groups?
As a member, you would have access to these committees. You can drop an email to the team at Info@7emirates.co, express interest in your choice of committee and our team will help share information on the same.
How can I stay informed about the Emirates Shipping Association’s conferences and events?
Register as a member to receive our monthly newsletter. You can also stay updated by visiting our News & Events section on the website.
Can I sponsor the association events and programs?
Yes, as a member you will be able to sponsor selected Emirates Shipping Association events and programs. During these events, you can enjoy a wide range of marketing and communication opportunities. Reach out to the team at Info@7emirates.co to learn more about sponsoring opportunities.