Regional integration key to maritime security

DP World holds piracy workshop. 

Regional integration key to maritime security say industry experts

Global marine terminal operator DP World with knowledge partner the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) held a third workshop on combating maritime piracy this month in Dubai, aimed at creating a strategic agenda for the 2015 UAE Counter-Piracy Conference.

The initiative saw 40 participants, including academics, government, industry and NGO representatives from Somalia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Singapore and the UAE share views on industry successes and challenges and how lessons can be learned from each country on combating maritime piracy.

While a session on sharing best practices highlighted the significant role DP World has played in containing piracy in the Horn of Africa, it also brought into focus the need for regional integration to obtain long-term solutions and address maritime security at large.

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