Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate, has successfully implemented Jade’s terminal operating system, Master Terminal, at Zayed Port.
It went live with its new terminal operating software on July 1, at the Zayed Port, the first of seven ports scheduled to upgrade its legacy system to Jade Master Terminal – an important regional hub for general cargo and home to the emirate’s growing cruise industry, said a statement.
The new terminal operating system will
next be implemented at Khalifa Ports’ general cargo and RORO terminals as of August 1, and thereafter across the remainder of Abu Dhabi Ports, it said.
Gary Lemke, executive vice president of Ports at Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The implementation of the new technology at Zayed Port is a significant milestone for us as the system generates real time data
and insight that can better serve customers.
“By driving greater efficiencies in cargo handling, and shaping and driving our investment plans, it is helping Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve its goal of becoming the leading general cargo port operator in the region.”
David Lindsay, managing director of Jade Software, said: “Zayed Port is the first port that will benefit from the improvements that our terminal operating system will bring. Jade Master Terminal will enable real-time management and control of all aspects of general cargo operations, including bulk, break bulk, RORO [roll-on/roll-off] and project cargo, and enhance supply chain visibility, further optimising operations and helping Abu Dhabi Ports to deliver superior services to their customers.”
Jade Master Terminal is a proven technology with a strong track record, and will further increase Abu Dhabi Ports’ ability to handle growing general cargo volumes, said the statement.
Its adoption will provide more accurate cargo information before vessel arrival in order for Abu Dhabi Ports to plan operations well in advance, it said.