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A total of 21 new electronic services to serve the maritime transport sector, particularly large vessels with a capacity of more than 200 tonnes, were launched yesterday by HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive and Qatar National Tourism Council secretary-general HE Akbar al-Baker attended the launch ceremony on the sidelines of the ongoing Qatar Information Technology and Communication Conference and Exhibition (Qitcom) at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

The new services, which are in addition to the 25 services launched in early 2019 serving small and large vessels, aim to develop the maritime transport sector.

They are also designed to facilitate operations and procedures and keep pace with technological advancements through the automation of all ships’ services.

All new services will be made available on the ministry’s portal, while the ministry’s mobile app will offer only 15 of them.

The various services are provided through integration with the ministry’s national documentation and archiving system to ensure business procedures are facilitated and completed through the mobile app or portal. The new services include: the issuance of provisional registration certificate; renewal of provisional registration certificate; issuance of registration certificate; issuance of seaworthiness certificate; application of ownership transfer for vessels; issuance of certificate of deletion; issuance of specification amend certificate; application of mortgage registration; application of non-encumbrance; craft mortgage decomposition; issuance of deratting certificate; annual ship fees; certificate of report marine incident; certificate of authorisation; certificate of extension; certificate of relaxation registration for vessels; exemption certificate; “To whom it may concern” certificate; certificate of safety insurance; continuous synopsis record (CSR) document; NOL for the announcement of a navigational warning; safe manning certificate and lost-damaged replacement request.

“The launch of the new e-services is part of the ministry’s efforts to modernise and develop a maritime transport industry in support of technological development and economic diversification,” said Dr Saleh bin Fetais al-Marri, assistant undersecretary for Maritime Transport Affairs at the Ministry of Transport and Communications. “The ministry plans not only to support integration between the various means of maritime transport and the development of the industry’s infrastructure, but also seek to make a qualitative shift in the digitisation of maritime services by providing smart services and solutions to the public and leveraging modern technology to provide the best service possible. These new electronic services will enable the public to submit their applications at anytime and anywhere around the clock, saving them time and effort to reach the shipping service offices in Al Khor, Ruwais and Doha.”

Mashael Ali al-Hammadi, director of E-Government Standards Programmes in charge of information systems management at the Ministry of Communications, said: “The new electronic services are part of the Ministry of Communications’ efforts to implement the standards of the government system, e-Qatar. The maritime transport affairs division is participating in the ministry’s pavilion at Qitcom 2019 which is organised by the ministry under the title, “Safe Smart Cities”. The ministry and its various divisions will review the latest developments, projects and programmes related to the digital transformation process.

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Quelle/Source: Gulf Times, 31.10.2019

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