The announcement follows the recent completion of the Fujairah Terminals’ expansion programme, which was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, and encompassed the introduction of several infrastructure and service enhancements. As part of a long-term AED1 billion investment programme, the expansion works have greatly improved the facility’s capacity and capabilities in handling different types of cargo and larger vessels, while also strengthening its role as a major trade hub connecting Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, India, the Red Sea, and East Africa.
Sheikh Eng. Mohammed bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Director of Fujairah’s eGovernment Department, said, "Since the founding of Fujairah’s E-Government Department in 2003, the organisation has achieved great strides with its charge to advance the digital transformation of the emirate’s government services. Our new link with the Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform, which aims to interconnect all trade and logistics across the country’s air, land, sea, industrial and free zones, is the latest step in our continued journey to realise our strategic goals toward digital transformation.
"By synchronising our infrastructure with the latest innovations and integrated solutions offered by ATLP, we not only offer stakeholders and commercial businesses an enhanced experience when interacting with our platforms, but we have also greatly improved how business is facilitated across Fujairah’s trade ecosystem and introduced new opportunities for all involved across the entire value chain."
Developed and operated by Maqta Gateway under the supervision of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), ATLP’s phased adoption over key milestones is expected to accelerate the development of trade in the emirate, standardise information exchange and messaging, increase security, and predictability through increased transparency.
The ongoing discussions involving all partners from Fujairah’s trade ecosystem which includes shipping companies, logistics companies, freight forwarders, port authorities, customs, as well as economic zones will focus upon delivering a high-level assessment of ATLP’s full potential with respect to becoming part of a fully integrated national single window for trade within the UAE.