New deal to shore up safety on Abu Dhabi's waterways

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A new five-year agreement between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi Maritime aims to boost the waterways' safety and regulations.

The deal provides for the exchange of information, data and expertise concerning regarding the management of activities, infrastructure developments and facilities.

Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will implement robust and responsive monitoring, risk-mitigation, and business continuity.

ADNOC is a leading contributor to Abu Dhabi’s maritime sector providing shipping, logistics and oil field services for its customers by operating dedicated petroleum ports in Jebel Dhanna, Ruwais, Das, Zirku and Mubarraz.

Captain Saif Rashid Al Mheiri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime, said: "Abu Dhabi Maritime’s co-operation agreement with ADNOC is another important step in boosting our emirate’s position as a global maritime centre by promoting sustainability as a critical driver in achieving economic success.

"Working closely with a leading and a highly accomplished national driver of economic activity such as ADNOC, allows our maritime community to optimise environmentally friendly and efficient rules and regulations to govern the safe passage of maritime traffic within our ports and across our waterways."

Captain Jasim Al Khamiri, Senior Vice President for the Petroleum Ports Authority unit at ADNOC, said: "We are pleased to work in partnership with Abu Dhabi Maritime as we aim to secure safe waterways and to ensure sustainable traffic flow, particularly for products from the oil and gas industry."

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