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Abu Dhabi Ports launch automated vessel management system

Abu Dhabi Ports launch automated vessel management system
Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has flicked the switch on its new digital vessel management system.

Through its port community system, Maqta Gateway, the new system offers complete automation of all vessel management processes and services across ADP’s network of commercial terminals including its flagship Khalifa Port.

Vessel registration, voyage declaration, vessel call requests and requests for port clearance, marine services and berth shifting are among the formalities controlled by the Maqta Gateway.

“The Vessel Management System was built around the needs of local industries and will play an integral role in streamlining and facilitating the import and export activities at our commercial ports, further boosting Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading maritime trade hub in the region,” ADP’s ceo Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi said.

“This is closely connected to our support of the digital transformation mandate of Abu Dhabi’s government services as we constantly strive to introduce new ways that ease the process of doing business in the Emirate.”

Shipping agents representing vessels operating in Khalifa Port, Musaffah Port, Zayed Port and the Free Ports undertook training on the new system last month ahead of its full implementation.

Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, gm of Maqta Gateway, believes it will transform the logistics supply chain and ultimately enhance the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi’s maritime and trade industries.

“Our team has conducted extensive research and studies to improve the traditional vessel management operations through utilising best-in-class practices which were then adjusted to the local industry needs before being implemented to all of our commercial ports,” she said.