Roads and Transport Authority brings world's latest marine transit innovations to MENA
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, October 23 - 2012 at 15:53
- PRESS RELEASE
Since Dubai was announced to host the 37th Annual Interferry Conference and Exhibition more than a couple of years ago, Dubai represented by its vibrating Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had spared no pains to make this event an untold success.
Speaking of innovative technologies and strategies in the marine transport, the sessions of the conference presented a number of diversified presentations highlighting scores of successful experiences in this industry in a way that combines varied projects most of the countries in the world have in common.
The sessions covered topics including the "IT delivers Customers Service and Profit," by experts from Denmark and Finland. "The Power of Integrated IT Solutions for Ro-Ro Ferry and Terminal Operators," by experts from Sweden." "Revenue Management: is it a Must-Have, by experts from Emirates Sky Cargo and the USA. "Modal Integration and Services Composition," by experts from Italy and Greece. "Hot Topics in the Maritime Industry," by a professor from the University of Edinburgh Napier, UK. "Shipping Scenarios 2030," by an expert from Singapore. "Ship Design Innovation, Risk/Goal Based Design - Benefits and Challenges" by an expert from the UK. "New Systems for Enhancing Damage Stability," by an expert from Japan. "DC Grid and Energy Management Tools," by an expert from Finland. "Towards Safer Ro Pax Designs Applying Dynamic Stability Criteria and Innovative Subdivision Concepts," by an expert from Germany. "Infrastructure Financing in Emerging Markets," by an expert from the USA. "Ferry Developments in Gujarat, India," by an expert from the UK. "Future Challenges in Bangkok," by an expert from Thailand. "Progress Report from Archipelago Ferries," by an expert from the Philippines. "Progress Report from EKO Water Buses," by an expert from Nigeria.
RTA's participation in the Conference was featured by four topics including "Dubai Sustainable Mobility Initiative," by Essa Abdul Rahman Al Dossari, "Strategic Transportation Plan for Dubai," by Nasser AbuShehab, "Marine Transport Department's ITS Systems," by Abdullah Al Madani, "Seven Years of Sailing: Dubai Public Water Transportation System," by Hussein Khansaheb.
The total number of marine transport commuters in Dubai in 2011 clocked about 14.221 million passengers; using different modes of transportation (Abras, Water Bus, Water Taxi, and Dubai Ferry).
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