Maqta Gateway, LOGINK to boost trade ties
Agreement aims at sharing logistics information
ABU DHABI: Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of a bud ha bi Ports, has signed in China a cooperation agreement with LOGINK, the national logistics platform operated by the Chinese Ministry of Transport.
The signing ceremony took place in Hangzhou in China and was signed in the presence of Gao Xingfu - Vice Governor, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, Shan Hongjun - Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Transport, Liu Zhanshan - Vice President, China Waterborne Transport Research Institute, Ministry of Transport and Song Dexing - CEO, SINOTRANS & CSC HOLDINGS.
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Workshop on international Port Logistics Information Sharing and the northeast asia logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-NET) meeting. NEAL-NET is A non-profit Cooperative MECHANISM for logistics information exchange, and sharing technological cooperation.
Under the agreement, signed by Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, General Manager of Maqta Gateway and Guo J ian bi ao, director general, log ink, logistics information will be shared between Maqta PCS, and LOGINK System, which in turn will provide visibility of nine ports in China.
Commenting on the signing, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports said, “The cooperation agreement is another milestone to add to Abu Dhabi Port’s growing trade portfolio of collaborations with Chinese companies in the logistics, maritime and trade sphere. Sharing information of LOGINK Systems and with our Maqta Gateway’s single digital maritime window will allow customers to track the details of their shipments and vessels at anytime and anywhere before they reach destinations.”
Dr. ald ha heri added that :“we are EXCITED to BE THE irst Company In THE Middle East to sign this agreement. The agreement with log ink will better utilize information exists in our port community system, Maqta PCS, and those exists in China LOGINK system to better serve our customers. Our intent is expand our network of reach to access accurate and reliable shipping information to better optimize our logistics services.”
Ma qt a gateway has already begun the efforts of integrating Abu Dhabi’s port community system, Maqta PCS, with other international port community systems, initially planned for 2020.
Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, as well as the trade and logistics hub, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), in which Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone attracts direct investments to over 100 km2 of free zone opportunities, the largest in the Middle East region.
Inaugurated on Dec 12, 2012 by President of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Khalifa Port is the lagship port of Abu Dhabi Ports and is considered to be the first semi-automated container port in the region. Abu Dhabi Ports also owns 50% of Abu Dhabi Terminals, which operates and manages Khalifa Port Container Terminal with a full suite of logistics solutions to Beneit TRADE partners and shipping lines. In addition to the current capacity of 2.5 million TEUS, the recent deal Abu Dhabi Ports signed with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, which is expected to commence operations by 2019, will raise the annual capacity to 6 millionTEUs in both container terminals.
Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiaries include Abu Dhabi Marine Services “SAFE EN ”, providing a comprehensiverange of marine, navigation al and ancillary quayside services as well as VTS Services and leet maintenance in a safe, secure and efficient manner; Maqta Gateway, which operates an innovative port community system, facilitating online Information low between all the port stakeholders and customers; and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, the first permanent Cruise terminal in the region. To meet the increasing demand of cruise liners and passengers, Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach was developed, offerings cruise ship passengers a new beach destination with unmatched tourism experiences. Additionally, Abu Dhabi Ports also manages the Maritime Training Centre at Musaffah Port.
Maqta Gateway and LOGINK officials sign cooperation agreement.