Abu Dhabi Ports' Zayed Port first to deploy Jade system
Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the successful implementation of Master Terminal, Jade’s terminal operating system, at Zayed Port.
Abu Dhabi Ports went live with its new terminal operating software at Zayed Port on July 1st, although the announcement was only Tuesday following a breaking in period.
Zayed Ports is the first of seven ports scheduled to upgrade its legacy system to Jade Master Terminal. The port is an important regional hub for general cargo and home to Abu Dhabi’s growing cruise industry.
The new terminal operating system will next be implemented at Khalifa Ports’ general cargo and RORO terminals as of August 1st, 2015, and thereafter across the remainder of Abu Dhabi Ports.
“The implementation of the new technology at Zayed Port is a significant milestone for us as the system generates real time data and insight that can better serve customers,” said Gary Lemke, executive vice president of Ports at Abu Dhabi Ports.
“By driving greater efficiencies in cargo handling, and shaping and driving our investment plans, it is helping Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve its goal of becoming the leading general cargo port operator in the region,” he added.
“Jade Master Terminal will enable real-time management and control of all aspects of general cargo operations, including bulk, break bulk, RORO [roll-on/roll-off] and project cargo,” added David Lindsay, managing director of Jade Software. “It will enhance supply chain visibility, further optimising operations and helping Abu Dhabi Ports to deliver superior services to their customers.”
Jade Master Terminal is a proven technology with a strong track record, and will further increase Abu Dhabi Ports’ ability to handle growing general cargo volumes. Its adoption will provide more accurate cargo information before vessel arrival in order for Abu Dhabi Ports to plan operations well in advance.
The software also contributes to the reduction in time required for delivery and queues at the terminal; facilitates centralised and automated invoicing, thereby reducing the risk of incorrect charges as well as time required to produce invoices; and allows terminal operators to accurately track and trace cargo in the yard.