Event highlights public and private sector collaboration
Dubai, UAE, 26 December 2016: Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and smart trading solutions and a DP World company, recently recognised strategic and media partners during its first appreciation ceremony.
The ceremony was part of Dubai Trade’s strategy to support partnerships between the public and private sectors and to encourage trade relations in Dubai. It was attended by H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Mohammed Hamdan Al Zaabi, Director of Trade Promotion and Investment at the Ministry of Economy, Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, along with organisations that have contributed to Dubai Trade’s success, including government and financial organisations, private sector companies and the media.
Dubai Trade honored organisations that provide smart services to their customers and those who have integrated their services with its smart electronic systems, such as the secured electronic payment gateway “Rosoom”. Other attendees included cargo insurers, storage businesses, shipping companies, and others providing information on ship and port traffic.
The ceremony, was inaugurated by H.E. Ahmed Mahboob, Director of Dubai Customs who said: “We are working hard to ensure our leaders’ vision for Dubai to become the smartest city globally becomes reality. Dubai Trade has been at the forefront of this effort since its establishment and today provides 820 services through its electronic portal, used by more than 113,000 users leading to 50,000 daily transactions. This is down to those who maintain the portal and the support of our partners who chose to use the services.” Mr. Mahboob pointed out that Dubai Trade is continually improving its support services, such as the introduction of the newly launched Land Transportation Management and Warehouse Booking Systems.
Eng. Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade underlined the importance of technology, he said: “The power and reach of large global corporations lies in their use of modern technology and the way they adapt to change. Facebook, Alibaba, and Airbnb are great examples of organisations that have thought ahead of need and we strive to continue serving our customers in much the same way, adopting smart systems to provide innovative solutions.”
Dubai Trade provides its services exclusively through its online portal that covers the trade and logistics industry. All services are also available via smart applications, allowing customers easy access to their full range of services, anytime and anywhere. Dubai Trade also enables organisations to connect and integrate with its advanced systems, including the secured e-payment gateway ‘Rosoom’ and the e-insurance platform ‘Tradeshield’.
Dubai Trade plans to expand the scope of its strategic partnership to include the business and trade sectors as well as retail outlets in the private sector. It works to enhance smart trade in Dubai, and supports Dubai’s vision to become the smartest city in the world.