New online portal at the Sharjah Container Terminal to enhance communication between Gulftainer, Customs and the SPA
Gulftainer has launched an online application to automate information exchange at the Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) between the Sharjah Port Authority (SPA), Customs and the privately owned port management and logistics firm.
The application will enhance existing customs procedures to ensure faster and more efficient movement of containers through the UAE port.
“SCT has been growing at a fast pace and has seen an increase in the volume of cargo it has handled over the last 12 months,” said Gulftainer group managing director, Peter Richards.
“The new automated system has been developed keeping this growth in mind and as a result of listening to our customers.
SCT was the first purpose built and fully equipped modern container terminal in the Middle East, and currently handles cargo on behalf of over 50 shipping lines from around the world.
The new system will allow online verification of SPA issued documents and automation of customs forms – previously done manually.
It will also enable better document control and provide a direct information access through the Content Management System (CMS).
“This investment is part of our sustained and clearly defined plan for continued growth to remain competitive and ensure we offer our partners in the port an easy and hassle free experience,” added Richards.