UAE’s BEEAH unveils online platform ‘MARASI’ for integrated waste management

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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BEEAH Environment Services, the environmental consulting, research, and innovation business of Middle East sustainability pioneer BEEAH Group, has launched MARASI, a new online platform that will streamline, track and profile different types of waste from ports.

MARASI is a complete solution that integrates all waste management requirements, from the point of arrival at the port to transportation, and finally processing.

According to the company, the solution empowers agents at ports to reduce operational costs by optimizing processing time and streamlining the procedures to obtain clearances from multiple stakeholders. Port Khalid is the first port in Sharjah that will utilize the new online platform.

Mohamed Alhosani
Mohamed Alhosani
Chief Sustainability Officer

“We are extremely proud to be launching a new digital solution that is set to play a key role in ensuring the safe movement of waste from when it enters ports to its final destination. MARASI has been designed as a one-stop online platform that will empower three key groups in the waste management chain. For port authorities, procedures are simpler and more efficient. For shipping agents, reliable transportation can be contracted easily. For waste processing facilities, there is more visibility on incoming waste. MARASI accelerates the steps in the waste processing chain, so valuable material can be recovered quickly for the circular economy and hazardous waste is disposed of following all necessary procedures. This innovative new platform also reduces paperwork and turnaround time at ports, while minimizing the risk of non-compliance related incidents.”

Mr. Al Hosani also highlighted the importance of MARASI’s launch as part of BEEAH Group’s growing portfolio of innovative solutions.

MARASI leverages smart technologies to establish a waste manifest system that properly documents and safely disposes of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste that arrives on vessels. It is the first-of-its-kind implementation of an online waste manifest platform in Sharjah that will create an integrated digital database to improve visibility as well as decision-making along the waste management chain.

According to the statement, “First, shipping agents use MARASI to initiate a ‘waste manifest’, uploading critical details such as trade licenses, source of the waste, the different types of waste and their quantities. Special procedures for hazardous waste can also be completed on MARASI. Authorized waste transportation providers are then contracted through the platform to transport the waste to processing facilities, following all necessary approvals for hazardous waste.”

Once at a processing facility, MARASI is also used by inspectors to verify information in the waste manifest and then proceed with recycling and disposal. Alternatively, if the information is inaccurate or incomplete, inspectors can reject the incoming waste and reinitiate the waste manifest process, the company added.

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