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Abu Dhabi Ports rolls out new terminal operations system

Zayed Port is first to be managed with new Jade Master Terminal application

Abu Dhabi Ports rolls out new terminal operations system
Abu Dhabi Ports has deployed the new terminal management system for Zayed Port and will extend the solution to all of its ports.

Abu Dhabi Ports has implemented a new terminal operating solution to manage operations at the Zayed Port.

The port selected the Master Terminal system, from Jade Software, to replace legacy system for real time management of cargo operations.

The solution was launched first at Zayed Port, and will now be implemented at Khalifa Ports' general cargo and RORO terminals as of 1st August 2015, and thereafter across the remainder of Abu Dhabi Ports.

Gary Lemke, executive vice president of Ports at Abu Dhabi Ports, said: "The implementation of the new technology at Zayed Port is a significant milestone for us as the system generates real time data and insight that can better serve customers. By driving greater efficiencies in cargo handling, and shaping and driving our investment plans, it is helping Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve its goal of becoming the leading general cargo port operator in the region."

David Lindsay, managing director of Jade Software, added: "Zayed Port is the first port that will benefit from the improvements that our terminal operating system will bring. Jade Master Terminal will enable real-time management and control of all aspects of general cargo operations, including bulk, break bulk, RORO [roll-on/roll-off] and project cargo, and enhance supply chain visibility, further optimising operations and helping Abu Dhabi Ports to deliver superior services to their customers."

The company said that the new solution should increase Abu Dhabi Ports' ability to handle growing general cargo volumes. Its adoption will provide more accurate cargo information before vessel arrival in order for Abu Dhabi Ports to plan operations well in advance. The software also contributes to the reduction in time required for delivery and queues at the terminal; facilitates centralised and automated invoicing, thereby reducing the risk of incorrect charges as well as time required to produce invoices; and allows terminal operators to accurately track and trace cargo in the yard.

Jade and Abu Dhabi Ports' teams worked closely during the implementation to minimise disruption to daily business activities and to maximise return on investment. Jade Software is set to bring added value to all of Abu Dhabi Ports' customers and their business - with productivity gains of 15-20% - as the company transitions into the next-generation of trade, making its ports the ports of choice across the Middle East.

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