Dubai-based global marine terminal operator DP World said one of its companies, Dubai Trade, has launched an integrated ‘smart’ online platform that connects supply chain stakeholders over a secure network to ensure ease of doing business with the emirate.
Dubai Trade, the ‘smart’ window for cross-border trade, last year added “LogiGate” to its portfolio of innovations.
It stands as a transportation and warehousing marketplace that enables cargo owners to book competitive haulage and storage services using a smart phone.
In building their own systems and programmes, Dubai Trade is ensuring long-term technological investment that can be applied to new markets and business sectors around the world, said a statement from DP World.
Through such initiatives and with the company’s continued commitment to enabling seamless trade, over 14,000 new companies registered with Dubai Trade in 2016 summing up the total number of companies to 127,000 using 820 e-services available on the portal round the clock.
The portal also recorded an impressive 19 million transactions during the year, while doubling e-payment transactions on it secured ePayment gateway “Rosoom” to 2.3 million with earnings of Dh1.4 billion.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group chairman and CEO of DP World and chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, said: “In line with the Smart Dubai initiative, we are committed to pioneering world-class smart services, reinforcing Dubai’s leading position as a global trade hub, making our services more competitive to attract international companies.”
“Online services are no longer limited to payment channels but can offer integrated solutions to enable trade providing business opportunities supported by the latest smart technologies. We are working on exporting our expertise in this area in other countries and markets around the world,” he stated.
Dubai Trade CEO Mahmood Al Bastaki said: “Our industry needs more smart platforms to facilitate trade and to promote doing business so we are working on changing the way these are offered.”
“Our capabilities and smart services will also be compatible with other leading international smart platforms and gateways,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service