The Chairman of the Association of
African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that
intercontinental collaboration is essential to the growth of maritime in
This was as AAMA was recognised by
the Seatrade Maritime Awards organisers as an outstanding association driving
the growth of maritime on the African Continent.
Dr. Dakuku said AAMA views intercontinental partnership as the only way forward
for global maritime especially in Africa.
platform it belongs in terms of growth of the entire maritime sector of the
continent. As the biggest Island of all the continents we need to collaborate
more to reap the benefits inherent in the African Maritime Sector.”
Nigeria’s Registrar of Ships, Mrs Nneka Obianyor further commended the
organisers for the Award adding that this would spur the association to
continue to do more as it plays its advisory role that would facilitate
collaborations to grow maritime in Africa.
maritime in Africa because maritime is one of the options we have for the
growth and development of our continent and that is why we are calling on the
world to partner with us because there are a lot of investment opportunities in
the African Maritime sector.”
patronage of H.E Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayman, Chairman of Dubai Maritime City
Authority used the award presentation medium to extol the AAMA Chairman Dr.
Dakuku Peterside and his team for championing purposeful leadership within the
African maritime sector.
that have made significant impact and AAMA was chosen based on what the body is
doing to grow maritime on the continent of Africa. We also recognised the
impact of AAMA on the development of the supply chain, growth of business and
her role in stimulating infrastructural growth in Africa.”
Administrations (AAMA) is the coordinating body for 38 Maritime Administrations
in Africa established pursuant to article 5 of the African Maritime Transport
Maritime Regulatory Country Performance review on self-assessment of
implementation of obligations and responsibilities under the International
Maritime Organization Procedures and Practices.