KC Maritime confirm DMC presence

The Hong Kong based company is the latest to sail in to Dubai Maritime City.
KC Maritime confirm DMC presence
By Daniel Canty
Tue 20 Feb 2007 07:15 PM

KC Maritime, a leading Hong Kong-based shipping company has announced it will establish an office at Dubai Maritime City, its first permanent base in the region. The dry bulk shipping specialists have said the DMC office will allow greater access to the boom in oceangoing aggregates, cement and iron ore trade across the Gulf region.

The Maritime City office will also take control of the global selfunloader and transloader operations for the group, from existing offices in Hong Kong and Mumbai.

KC Maritime is the latest in a raft of prestigious global shipping firms to confirm their presence at DMC. Recent confirmations have come from all over the globe and across a range of shipping industries. Netherlands-based shipping major Rederij Waterweg BV, the leading independent operator of work and service boats, have announced DMC will house its Middle East base. British shipbroking giant Clarkson plc, and Italian firm BM Shipping Group, which operates over 30 project cargo vessels, are also confirmed as tenants.

The development, currently under construction between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks, is the largest maritime development of its kind in the world. The facility will eventually house ship repair yards, five office towers, a marine club and a conference centre. "Dubai Maritime City will add a new dimension to Dubai, and its creation will satisfy a growing need for a multi-dimensional maritime centre in the region," said Ahmed Bin Hareb, assistant sales manager of Dubai Maritime City. "We are delighted to welcome KC Maritime to the Dubai Maritime City family and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with them," he added.

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