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Abu Dhabi Ports ‘Maqta Gateway’ Started Trial Operations Of Its’ Port Community System

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‘Maqta Gateway’ begins initial operations

ABU DHABI, 5th January — Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has started initial trial operations of its Port Community System, ‘Maqta Gateway’, following the successful completion of Stage1 of the overall project development.

Maqta Gateway, the first purpose built Port Community System (PCS) in the UAE, now offers shipping lines, shipping agents, customs agents, terminal operators and other government agencies a single point-of-access and real-time information across a wide range of services.

Maqta Gateway, designed in line with international standards, can be accessed via any online device offering its users an optimal experience through enhanced business processes and greater transparency.

Abu Dhabi Ports, with the support from its partners, has been able to launch trial operations of Stage1 in record time.

Employing the necessary systems and implementing an innovative model for managing and streamlining port services was driven by the declaration of 2015 as the ‘Year of Innovation in the UAE’, “Maqta Gateway will play a prominent role in facilitating the growing import and export activities, positioning Abu Dhabi as a major business hub in the region,” said Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports.

“Our goal towards the UAE’s economic diversification goes beyond supporting the mandate. At Abu Dhabi Ports, we strive to constantly innovate and employ new technologies to become key enablers of diversification by streamlining maritime trade in the Emirate. With our esteemed leadership’s support and under their guidance we are able to deliver on these commitments.”

The role of Maqta Gateway falls within the company’s operational priorities in identifying and developing comprehensive solutions to enable maritime trade and business, “Creating unique and simple experiences in the employment of modern technology is essential when introducing new ways of doing business,” concluded Al Shamisi.

Initial operations through Maqta Gateway commenced last month marking the start of a new era for Abu Dhabi Ports’ customers. Shipping agents and shipping lines, operating vessels through Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship Khalifa Port, may begin utilizing the new system as part of the initial operational stage.

All vessel related activities can be made through Maqta Gateway with continuous status updates on vessel and cargo movements through the port.

In addition, the shipping agents and cargo operators can also use Maqta Gateway for other key services designed to cater for container import and export operations, for example, manifest submissions, issue delivery orders as well as loading and discharge lists.

{Source: Emirates News Agency – WAM/AAMIR}

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