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Abu Dhabi Ports, developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the UAE, has started initial trial operations of its port community system (PCS) – Maqta Gateway
Maqta Gateway, the first purpose-built 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 can be accessed via any online device offering its users an optimal experience through enhanced business processes and greater transparency.
Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said, “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.
“Our goal towards the UAE economic diversification goes beyond supporting the mandate.”
Initial operations through Maqta Gateway commenced in December 2015. Shipping agents and shipping lines, operating vessels through Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship Khalifa Port may begin utilising 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 like manifest submissions, issue delivery orders as well as loading and discharge lists.
As a result of the launch of Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports is the first organisation in the GCC region, and the 26th world wide to become a member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), a global body which promotes the highest possible standards in international port community system operators.