Abu Dhabi Ports is to implement a new terminal operating system (TOS) to improve general cargo operations at the emirate’s ports.
Named Master Terminal, the port management software will replace existing systems and support the management of all aspects of the general cargo operations, including bulk, break bulk, project and roll-on / roll-off (Ro-Ro) cargo.
Abu Dhabi Ports ports unit executive vice-president Gary Lemke said: "We are committed to continual investment in order to stay competitive in the 21st century and to confirm our position at the forefront of progress.
"Master Terminal will boost our service offerings and support us in handling our growing general cargo volumes and delivering trade excellence."
The software will be installed by Jade Software and will offer real-time information about cargo flows throughout the day and enhance the utilisation of port facilities.
It will also increase visibility and productivity of operations, planning and reporting procedures, Abu Dhabi Ports stated.
Jade Software managing director David Lindsay said: "Master Terminal will be installed during the second quarter of this year.
"The first two ports to be implemented will be Khalifa Port and Zayed Port, as both ports play key roles in the UAE’s import and export business, with an annual capacity of 20 million tonnes of cargo."
Image: Master Terminal will be installed at Abu Dhabi Ports to improve processing times. Photo: courtesy of Abu Dhabi Ports.