Dubai Trade enhanced ‘smart shipping’ with e-service integration
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Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has integrated its Rosoom secured e-Payment gateway with Tahweel, the e-service portal of Dubai Maritime City (DMC).
The integration supports the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy and the Smart Dubai initiative and enables companies working in DMC to complete their transactions online using the Tahweel online portal, without having to visit the customer service centres.
The integration also allows DMC customers to avail of the various online payment options offered by Rosoom, using local and international Visa or MasterCard credit cards, e-Dirham or direct debit from bank accounts.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World and chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said the move was aimed at making Dubai a centre for “smart” maritime trade.
"We aim to create an unparalleled global model for “smart” maritime trade that is based on the efficient and transparent exchange of information for ease of doing business, while creating new opportunities for the maritime industry,” he said.
DP World also recently launched the “Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster”, an integrated and interactive maritime information platform and the “Innovation Quay”, an incubator for creative ideas to support entrepreneurs.
“These efforts contribute to making Dubai the leading destination for smart maritime business in the world,” he added.
Dubai’s maritime sector has become one of the five leading drivers of economic diversification and contributes AED 26.9 billion to Dubai's GDP, with unprecedented growth of over 25% since 2011.
Dubai is now on the list of Top-10 Maritime Capitals of the World in 2017, ranking fifth globally and first in the Arab World. “This underlines our contribution to Dubai’s success as one of the world’s most competitive and attractive maritime trade hubs,” said Sulayem.
"The integration between Dubai Maritime City’s Tahweel portal and the secured Rosoom e-Payment gateway reinforces many of our previous achievements,” added Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director of DP World UAE Region. “Rosoom has completed over 8.3 million transactions, collecting over AED 6 billion. We are confident that this integration will further enhance Dubai Maritime City's attractiveness as a preferred destination for business and maritime investments."
According to Ali Al Suwaidi, general manager of Dubai Maritime City, the maritime industry is undergoing major advancements towards adopting modern technologies, but manual and paper transactions hinder the development of the industry.
“That’s why, Dubai Maritime City has taken the initiative to be a role model for smart maritime where our customers can complete all their business transactions online, anytime, anywhere,” he said.
Rosoom has proven to be the most convenient and reliable online payment tool, Dubai Trade said in a statement. The platform has not recorded any fraud or complaints from users since its launch.
Users can choose from a variety of payment options such as credit and debit cards using online banking. Banks that are integrated with Rosoom include Mashreq, HSBC, Habib Bank, Emirates NBD, Dubai Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic, Standard Chartered and First Gulf Bank.