AD Ports Group’s digital district

AD Ports Group's digital district
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His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has inaugurated AD Ports Group’s Digital District – a new commercial hub in Zayed Port that will provide Abu Dhabi’s digital trade and logistics services is dedicated to .

The inauguration marks the start of the first phase of development of Abu Dhabi’s Digital Harbour, a cornerstone of the development plan to position Zayed Port as a unique destination for trade and investment services.

The Digital District is the first building to be constructed as part of the Digital Harbor project, which will cover 370,000 square meters and accommodate more than 20,000 innovators, researchers and digital professionals.

Abu Dhabi Digital Harbor will host a number of companies specializing in the digitization of trade and logistics services, starting with Maqta Gateway and the Digital Innovation Lab, established in 2016 as research and development centers focused on digitization of trade.

Over the past seven years, Maqta Gateway has successfully developed state-of-the-art digital solutions to integrate 80+ entities and deliver 800+ services within the UAE and globally, in line with world-class standards for efficiency.

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Maqta Gateway has processed more than 110 million transactions, served more than 20,000 users digitally, eliminated physical visits to customer service centers and reduced carbon emissions by 1.6 million tons.

During the visit, His Highness also reviewed progress on the Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP), a one-window digital platform “Made in UAE” inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Khaled in May 2020 and access to all land unified , sea and air trade and logistic services in the emirate.

Since launch, the platform has had more than 14,000 users and a 94% customer satisfaction rate.

Commenting on the inauguration, His Excellency Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development said: “Abu Dhabi has established itself as a leading regional and global center for trade, business and investment.

“Our enterprise-friendly ecosystem and trade facilitation solutions, including the Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP), have simplified processes, reduced time and costs, enabled seamless integration of government services, and improved capabilities to handle increasing trade volumes.

“In line with Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation agenda, AD Ports Group enhances the competitiveness of the commercial and logistics sectors in the emirate and plays an important role in the development of a diversified, smart and sustainable economy.”

His Excellency Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of AD Ports Group, said: “We thank His Highness for supporting efforts to accelerate the growth of digital trade in Abu Dhabi and increase the contribution of the digital economy to the UAE’s GDP.

“We are committed to providing intelligent solutions that facilitate trade from global markets and attract promising digital institutions to AD Ports Group’s Digital Harbor project in Abu Dhabi.”

His Highness was accompanied by His Excellency Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Economic Development; His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, Group CEO of AD Ports Group; and dr Noora Al Dhaheri, CEO of Digital Cluster at AD Ports Group and CEO of Maqta Gateway.


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