Abu Dhabi Ports automates vessel management
Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the launch of its digital Vessel Management System which offers customers and stakeholders complete automation of all vessel management processes and services through its Port Community System, Maqta Gateway.
Through the new, demand-driven Vessel Management System, all vessels arriving at any of Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports will be able to process the needed formalities and exchange unified digital information with the Port Community.
Services covered by the system include vessel registration, voyage declaration, vessel call requests, as well as requesting port clearance, marine services, berth shifting and more.
“Abu Dhabi Ports has reached yet another milestone in its continuous commitment to offering innovative and competitive solutions to its customers and stakeholders,” said Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi. “We are delighted to share the news of launching the Vessel Management System with our partners today which was made possible through our Port Community System, 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,” he added.
Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, General Manager of Maqta Gateway, added: “Maqta Gateway’s Port Community System is transforming the logistics supply chain and is enhancing the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi’s maritime and trade industry. The Vessel Management System provides community stakeholders with an efficient tool that will improve and facilitate the way they conduct their business by integrating all vessel management operations and services through the Port Community System.”
Shipping agents representing vessels operating in Khalifa Port, Musaffah Port, Zayed Port and the Free Ports have concluded the vessel management training module conducted by the Maqta Gateway team in September ahead of its full implementation this month.