Dubai Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation unveil smart apps at GITEX

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation showcased four smart applications that contribute to automating procedures and increasing employee productivity, as part of its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2021.

Mr. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, stated that the corporation’s participation in GITEX is considered as an ideal opportunity to review the efforts made to keep pace with technological development that goes in line with the directives of the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world.

Mr. Bin Sulayem added that GITEX represents an vital platform to learn about the most prominent initiatives and practices that support digital transformation efforts, which contribute to achieving sustainable development, especially in the maritime sector, and improve the experience of consumers in all their categories by offering services that contribute to achieving their satisfaction.

It showcased its “Blue Ocean” platform, which represents a smart business platform characterized by its ability to perform multiple tasks at the same time.

The corporation also participates in GITEX through the “Port Marine Smart Inspection” application that supports the efforts of the Environment, Health and Safety Department, as it allows port’ inspectors to conduct field inspections on ships and prepare reports directly from the site and obtain the signatures of dealers, in addition to archiving evidence such as photographs and clips.

It also displayed the “Building Completion Smart Inspection” app, which supports the Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees’ efforts by facilitating the conduct of building completion inspections, uploading relevant notes, photos and videos, and preparing on-site inspection reports.

The corporation also educates the public about the “Smart Maritime Services” platform, which provides customers of the Dubai Maritime City Authority with an electronic portal and a smart application that allows them to obtain marine licensing services in the Emirate of Dubai, as well as other marine-related services.

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