The agreement further builds on Abu Dhabi’s strong trade ties with China
Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed in China a cooperation agreement with LOGINK, the national logistics platform operated by the Chinese Ministry of Transport.
The signing ceremony took place in Hangzhou in China and was signed in the presence of Mr. Gao Xingfu – Vice Governor, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Shan Hongjun – Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Transport, Mr. Liu Zhanshan – Vice President, China Waterborne Transport Research Institute, Ministry of Transport and Mr. Song Dexing – CEO, SINOTRANS & CSC HOLDINGS CO. LTD.
The agreement was signed on the side lines of the Workshop on international Port Logistics Information Sharing and the Northeast Asia Logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-Net) meeting. NEAL-Net is a non-profit cooperative mechanism for logistics information exchange, and sharing technological cooperation.
Under the agreement, signed by Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, General Manager of Maqta Gateway and Guo Jianbiao, Director General, LOGINK, logistics information will be shared between Maqta PCS, and LOGINK System, which in turn will provide visibility of nine ports in China.
Commenting on the signing, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports said, “The cooperation agreement is another milestone to add to Abu Dhabi Port’s growing trade portfolio of collaborations with Chinese companies in the logistics, maritime and trade sphere. Sharing information of LOGINK Systems and with our Maqta Gateway’s single digital maritime window will allow customers to track the details of their shipments and vessels at anytime and anywhere before they reach destinations.”
Dr. Al Dhaheri added that: “We are excited to be the first company in the Middle East to sign this agreement. The agreement with LOGINK will better utilize information exists in our port community system, Maqta PCS, and those exists in China LOGINK system to better serve our customers. Our intent is expand our network of reach to access accurate and reliable shipping information to better optimize our logistics services.”
Maqta Gateway has already begun the efforts of integrating Abu Dhabi’s port community system, Maqta PCS, with other international port community systems, initially planned for 2020.