Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate, has announced the successful implementation of Jade’s terminal operating system, Master Terminal, at Zayed Port.
On the 1st of July 2015, Abu Dhabi Ports went live with its new terminal operating software at Zayed Port – the first of seven ports scheduled to upgrade its legacy system to Jade Master Terminal – an important regional hub for general cargo and home to Abu Dhabi’s growing cruise industry. The new terminal operating system will next be implemented at Khalifa Ports’ general cargo and RORO terminals as of 1st August 2015, and thereafter across the remainder of Abu Dhabi Ports.
Commenting on the successful roll-out, Gary Lemke, Executive Vice President of Ports at Abu Dhabi Ports, said, “The implementation of the new technology at Zayed Port is a significant milestone for us as the system generates real time data and insight that can better serve customers. By driving greater efficiencies in cargo handling, and shaping and driving our investment plans, it is helping Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve its goal of becoming the leading general cargo port operator in the region.”
David Lindsay, Managing Director of Jade Software, added “Zayed Port is the first port that will benefit from the improvements that our terminal operating system will bring. Jade Master Terminal will enable real-time management and control of all aspects of general cargo operations, including bulk, break bulk, RORO [roll-on/roll-off] and project cargo, and enhance supply chain visibility, further optimising operations and helping Abu Dhabi Ports to deliver superior services to their customers.”
Jade Master Terminal is a proven technology with a strong track record, and will further increase Abu Dhabi Ports’ ability to handle growing general cargo volumes. Its adoption will provide more accurate cargo information before vessel arrival in order for Abu Dhabi Ports to plan operations well in advance. The software also contributes to the reduction in time required for delivery and queues at the terminal; facilitates centralised and automated invoicing, thereby reducing the risk of incorrect charges as well as time required to produce invoices; and allows terminal operators to accurately track and trace cargo in the yard.
Jade and Abu Dhabi Ports’ teams worked closely during the implementation to minimise disruption to daily business activities and to maximise return on investment. Jade Software is set to bring added value to all of Abu Dhabi Ports’ customers and their business – with productivity gains of 15-20 per cent – as the company transitions into the next-generation of trade, making its ports the ports of choice across the Middle East.