Abu Dhabi Ports launches new cargo e-services

Services will automate cargo processes through Maqta Port Community System

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Abu Dhabi Ports launches new cargo e-services RORO cargo at Abu Dhabi Khalifa Port.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 11, 2017

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched a new set of digital services to manage import and export operations for cargo vessels.

The new services, which will be part of the Maqta Port Community System (PCS), will automate operational processes and services,

The new general cargo and RORO services are demand driven, which will enable shipping and cargo agents to process manifest, delivery orders, load and discharge lists, operational service requests and tally lists through the Maqta PCS.

The new service marks the completion of the digitalization of all operational services, following the success in providing digital services for container and cruise vessels across Abu Dubai's commercial ports in 2016.

Announcing the new digital services, Captain Mohamed Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: "This achievement is a major milestone that highlights Abu Dhabi Ports' continued commitment to offer innovative and competitive solutions to our customers and stakeholders. Our Port Community System is the first of its kind in the Middle East, and is optimized to provide efficiency for all the procedures that expedite the movement of vessels in and out of the ports, hence ensuring robust and smooth operations. With the completion of this phase of digitalization, we have ensured the streamlining and facilitating of import and export activities at our commercial ports, further boosting Abu Dhabi's position as a leading maritime trade hub for the region".

Abu Dhabi Ports has developed and delivered the technologically advanced Port Community System in record time, just a year after launching the project. Built in accordance with international standards, Maqta Port Community System was designed to transform and facilitate trade in Abu Dhabi through advanced smart services.

Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, general manager of Maqta Gateway, commented: "We are delighted to provide our customers with a wide range of digital services by adding new services to address the growing trends of General Cargo and RORO volumes. Today the complete digitalization of vessel management and operations has made this possible through our Port Community System."

Al Dhaheri said that more innovative services to facilitate trade are currently under development, as part of Abu Dhabi Government's vision for digital transformation of trade transit services.

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