The Abu Dhabi Ports Authority has said it will a standardized digital platform for trade, customs and logistics across routes in the Emirate.
The platform, called the MAMAR, is a single-window, integrated digital platform featuring 130 services for the regional trade community across sea, land and post.
The authority is part of a 25-strong coalition of government bodies, led by Abu Dhabi Customs, that is looking to utilise digital technology to create seamless trade flows across the region and beyond.
MAMAR utilizes existing features from Abu Dhabi Customs’ e-services and the Maqta Port Community System (mPCS), creating a fully integrated system that allows more efficient handling of goods.
To do so, it will offer 14 additional digital services, including pre-clearance, exit and entry certificates for transit shipments, customs declarations for sea, air, land, post and free trade zones.
Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, CEO of Maqta Gateway, said,“In addition to seamlessly integrating trade services under one single window platform, MAMAR will accelerate trade in the Emirate through reducing the required processing time for customers”.
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It is already integrated with nine ports in China and two in Europe, creating what the authority says are significant time and cost synergies.
Abu Dhabi hopes to have the platform fully operational by the end of 2018 and that it will reach a new customer profile consisting of customs brokers and clearing agents.
Speaking at MAMAR’s unveiling at the GITEX Technology Week 2018 in Dubai, Farhad Ghareeb Al Shamsi, Director of Administration Affairs of Abu Dhabi Customs, commented: “Abu Dhabi Customs prides itself on easing trade and logistics within the business community through effective clearance and value-added services in Abu Dhabi.
“This innovative digital solution will combine the strengths of both government entities to be a powerful tool in fuelling trade at accelerating rates to benefit Abu Dhabi’s economy”.
Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, CEO of Maqta Gateway, said: “In addition to seamlessly integrating trade services under one single window platform, MAMAR will accelerate trade in the Emirate through reducing the required processing time for customers.
“The new interface, designed locally in the UAE, will standardize information exchange for traders, increase security of transactions.
“We are committed to providing pioneering services to our customers and continuing to develop our services that facilitate trade in the Emirate”.