Abu Dhabi Ports halfway through implementing Maqta Gateway e-portal
When the system goes operational, it will offer full integration for all electronic messaging on transactions processing among port users. Testing of these message flows will continue with the relevant partners, Abu Dhabi Customs and Abu Dhabi Terminals.
Abu Dhabi Ports is pursuing the Maqta Gateway project as a means to expedite and streamline trade across the emirate. That will be done by controlling port operations through a single point-of-access. Stage I of the project is expected to be completed by end of this year.
The Maqta Gateway project was inaugurated in December 2014, and is designed in line with international standards that will serve the community by interlinking all of the relevant parties involved in Abu Dhabi’s growing import and export trade business.
“Maqta Gateway offers optimization, efficiency, automation and transparency, covering the trade process end-to-end,” Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said. “The implementation of a single point-of-access will be highly beneficial for the Abu Dhabi government, the trade community and wider society.”
Stage I will serve shipping lines and shipping agents, with focus on containerized traffic.
Abu Dhabi Ports is developing the portal in-house through a partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Research and Technology, the commercial, research and training arm of the Abu Dhabi Higher Colleges of Technology.