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The new digital platform aims to boost trade

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched Maqta Gateway, a digital platform which provides digital services to different entities including shipping agents, traders, freight forwarders, custom brokers among others to boost trade and efficiency.

The new system was inaugurated in the presence of Shaikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court on Tuesday.

“The creation of Maqta Gateway illustrates our commitment towards contributing to Abu Dhabi’s economic development and promoting a knowledge-based economy that features smart E government solutions that will facilitate trade,” said Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Ports.

Maqta Gateway provides customers with all the information they need about their transactions any time and from anywhere in the world.

As a key outcome, relevant authorities are able to know what goods are coming into their country before their arrival.

“The new system offers tangible economic and security advantages that would lift trade to new horizons. This is the first of its kind in the UAE and also in the region,” said Abu Dhabi Ports Chief Executive Officer Captain Mohammad Juma Al Shamisi.

There was 100 per cent adoption from the customers in ship management, export and import operations, added Al Shamisi.

During its testing period last year, Maqta Gateway logged 37,000 vessel entries and 3.6 million digital transactions.

Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports, operates and manages different commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, as well as the trade and logistics hub, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).

More than hundred services are offered through the new digital platform including registration and payment, container services, general cargo services, as well as cruise ships service.

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Quelle/Source: Gulf News, 03.10.2017

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