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Dubai Maritime Cluster “There is a tacit acceptance of BWM, although there is still a resistance to it from the shipowners. We have seen the number of 3D scans double last year compared to 2016, but many companies are still planning on leaving it until the last minute.” – Matthew Plumtree,

Manager, Green Technology Solutions

Credit: Goltens 7,300 international companies, while the port has tremendous that is capable of docking vessels up to 6000 DWT, 125M capabilities to process and deliver cargo. Jebel Ali’s gate automa- LOA. The Dubai hub is a key location in their global network tion system and paperless processing of cargo documentation are that enables shipowners to minimize asset downtime with among the most modern technology-driven facilities in the world. diesel services, in-situ machining, and BWT system retrofts. “Jebel Ali is our fagship port and has been recognized as They have, for over 70 years, been the alternative when the the Best Sea Port in the Middle East for over two decades re- original equipment manufacturer is unable to meet the budget inforcing our role as a leading enabler of world trade,” Sultan or the time frame available. One area that they are looking to

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and CEO, for growth is environmental services, a division that is led by says. “The reputation of Jebel Ali has been built over time manager of Green Technology Solutions, Matthew Plumtree.

on our operational effciencies, through the work of our em- Goltens have been involved in supplying green services ployees and our customers, and without whose support this since 2010 with the same ethos that they have from a repair achievement would not have been possible. point of view: reducing downtime and minimizing the cost to “Both the seaport and airport are within the free customs the customer. “The critical legislation we have now is Ballast zone which doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. Air Water Management (BWM) and the Sulphur Cap,” Plumtree cargo can be converted to sea cargo and vice versa in only 20 explains. “We have been talking about it for eight years and it minutes and there is only one entry.” keeps going backwards and backwards, and the Sulphur Cap comes into effect in 2020. The difference between the two is that with BWM you have lead time based on IMO rulings

Goltens goes Green

Sometimes, a vessel in port needs more than just a berth whereas sulphur emissions is a drop dead date of 1st January to discharge or load cargo. Fortunately, the Dubai branch of 2020. After that date you must either use low sulphur fuels or global independent repair specialist Goltens operates a 10,000 have a means to clean exhaust gases to meet requirements.

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