Abu Dhabi ports announced that it inaugurated Maqta Gateway, the first fully digitalized system of its kind in the UAE, in order to enhance efficiency of international trade, promote the latest technologies and encourage more foreign direct investment, in line with the vision of Abu Dhabi 2030.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “Abu Dhabi Ports is investing in technology and bringing trade into the digital era. The creation of Maqta Gateway illustrates our commitment towards contributing to Abu Dhabi’s economic development and promoting a knowledge-based economy that features smart E government solutions that will facilitate trade. This will further strengthen Abu Dhabi Ports’ contribution and position in the UAE’s trade community, building on an advanced maritime and industrial infrastructure designed to attract trade to Abu Dhabi”.
Efficiency, speed of transactions and access to information in real time serve as the basis for the transportation of goods in a safe and secure way. The platform is designed to increase transparency, as it uses a “Track & Trace” service that provides customers with all the information they need about their transactions; any time and from anywhere in the world. As a key outcome, relevant authorities are able to know what goods are coming into their country prior to their arrival.
More specifically, the platform’s services offer ease of registration and payment, container services, general cargo services, as well as cruise ships service.
In addition to accelerating development and trade in the Emirate to contribute to the economic diversification plan of Abu Dhabi, Maqta PCS standardizes information exchange and messaging, providing ‘a single point of contact and information around the clock, directly to a hand-held or mobile device.’