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Saleem Alavi

Consultant / Advisor at Former Maritime Advisor and Director of the UAE Ship Registry & Adviser to the National Transport Authority


Captain Alavi is currently consulting for various maritime administrations on streamlining their operations to international standards and enhancing their revenue generation capabilities. He has served as the Maritime Advisor and Director of the UAE Ship Registry, reporting directly to the Director General of the National Transport Authority (NTA), the maritime administration of UAE based in Abu Dhabi.

Prior to joining the NTA, Captain Alavi was head of Business Development & Research for the Department of Transport (Maritime Sector) for Abu Dhabi. From 2006 to 2008, he was Director of Business Development for Dubai Maritime City, joining DMC from DVB Bank AG in Rotterdam, where he was a Senior Vice President/Senior Business Analyst for its Research & Strategic Planning Department.

Captain Alavi has over 44 years of all round Maritime Industry Experience. He served as the President at Sea Commerce America in Houston, served as Managing Director of Project Asia Line and has also worked with other Shipowners, Charterers and Traders in Europe and USA. He sailed as Master for two years before taking shore assignments, and has sea-going experience on nearly all types of vessels including Bulk Carriers, Tankers, MPP/Container, cattle carrier, reefer and passenger vessels.