Maqta Gate­way, LOGINK to boost trade ties

Agree­ment aims at shar­ing lo­gis­tics in­for­ma­tion

The Gulf Today - Business - - UAE -

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.

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