Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports company, announced at GITEX the development of a new mobile and web-based app designed to enhance marine traffic and vessel servicing.
Marsa, of which Abu Dhabi Marine Services (Safeen) and the Harbour Master of Abu Dhabi Ports will be key users, is a fully integrated app intended to simplify, streamline and speed up elements of port services, such as vessel approval to enter Abu Dhabi waters, real-time monitoring of marine traffic, enhancing the process workflow of services related to vessel & ports, eliminating the need of manual paperwork by covering processes using electronic data.
Marsa also enables users and customers to monitor the real-time operational status. It also provides access to various statistical and management reports to allow better visibility and control of port operations. Marsa will also enable organisations to manage marine traffic and related vessel servicing with less manpower by eliminating manual paperwork.
Marsa's Vessel Registration module is designed to provide full mobile compatible view to enable Harbour Master to monitor the vessel registration requests and statuses at any given time which ultimately improves the response time. Marsa has also been equipped with a mobile application built for the various marine operators such as Pilots, Skippers, Mooring crews, and Tug masters to record real-time operational events from their operational locations (Land or Sea) to ensure complete and timely operational visibility to the organisation as well as customers (Vessel & Shipping Agents).
The Marsa is a fully integrated application with other related applications including Maqta Gateway’s Shipping Agent and PCS Terminal applications to ensure real-time data exchanges, allowing users to see the status of requests and operations at any time.
Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, CEO of Maqta Gateway, said: “We’re excited to announce the development of the Marsa app here at GITEX, which will contribute immensely to enhanced operational efficiency at Abu Dhabi’s ports. The intuitively designed features of the app will mean lower costs, reduced manpower requirements, quicker response times and smoother, more efficient daily operations for all port users, resulting in an improved operating environment for us all.”
The Marsa app is currently in the pilot phase and is expected to be rolled out commercially towards the end of the year. - TradeArabia News Service