MMI partners with Dubai Municipality for online services

Third party logistics player streamlines health certificates process with Dubai Municipality's online services.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  March 31, 2002

MMI Logistics is automating its business relationship with Dubai Municipality via the Web. The third party logistics player has been working alongside the municipality during the piloting stages for online health certificate services.

“We recognise MMI Logistics as one of our biggest clients, and have identified them as a potential partner, [which] can work alongside us during the launch and testing phase of this unique service,” says Hussain Lootah, assistant director general for Environment & Public Health Affairs and chairman of Dubai Municipality’s e-government Steering Committee.

The Dubai Municipality Health Certificates Online Service enables organisations to apply for various health certificates, address enquiries and receive results of various industrial tests from their respective offices. The online certificates cover food, veterinary and clinic certificates, and are available for the same cost as the existing physical versions.

MMI Logistics is one of the Dubai Municipality’s largest clients, handling such certificates ‘on a daily basis.’ The online health services allows MMI Logistics to service its large food-industry clients, which include Costa Coffee, Unilever, Ferrero Rocher, United Biscuits and Ralston Purina, with increased ease and efficiency.

“We believe that technology is the key to progress and all our endeavours are geared towards perfecting our services with minimal waste of time and money," comments Mike Lee, manager, MMI Logistics.

Also, says Lee, MMI Logistics was also the first choice for Dubai Department of Ports and Customs' when the department launched its e-Mirsal service during 2000.

“MMI Logistics has been associated with the Dubai Municipality e-project for a few months now,” explains Ramzi Zarouni, liaison officer, MMI Logistics.

“We have always had a task force assigned to maximise efficiency for the health certification process, adhering to various international requirements. With this service, we save on both time and energy, and can process a large number of documents merely by logging on to the Internet," said Zarouni, who also heads the MMI Logistics task force.

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