UAE National Transport Authority renamed and refocussed

The new law was issued to remove confusion between the name of the NTA and those of Emirates Transport and other federal or local departments.

President Sheikh Khalifa has issued Federal Law No 13 of 2014, changing the name of the National Transport Authority (NTA) to Federal Land and Marine Transport Authority (FLMTA).

The new law was issued to remove confusion between the name of the NTA and those of Emirates Transport and other federal or local departments. The change is also intended to clarify FLMTA’s specialisation and role, showcase its local and international role, to clear confusion and express its jurisdiction in land and marine transport.

The Authority will strive to achieve three main goals during 2014-2016, including regulating and promoting the competitiveness of the maritime sector in the UAE. As well as aising the bar in terms of environmental safeguards and maritime safety, boosting the UAE’s competitiveness in the maritime sector, and enhancing the cooperation with specialised authorities in the maritime sector to achieve the national indicators of maritime transport, among many other responsibilities.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Published: December 14, 2014 04:00 AM

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