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DP World upgrades Jebel Ali technology system

DP World has launched the first phase of its new port management system in the United Arab Emirates, where it will gradually replace the company’s existing operations system.

DP World has launched the first phase of its new port management system in the United Arab Emirates, where it will gradually replace the company’s existing operations system.

The ‘Promis’ system has been implemented in the Marine Operations Department at Jebel Ali Port to connect a number of international teams within DP World and provide a seamless environment for port operations.

“The implementation of Promis is part of our constant efforts to make use of the most modern technology at DP World,” said Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director of DP World, UAE.

“Following the success of Promis in the Marine Operations Department, we will seek to connect all DP World departments at Jebel Ali Port to one central network in order to achieve total and efficient co-ordination of operations. This is the first step in making the implementation of this highly efficient technology possible at all DP World terminals around the world,” he added.

The system upgrade provides up-to-date information to customers and enables online transactions such as booking, obtaining invoices and tracking the location of vessels.

“The new system will reduce costs, save time and decrease the potential for human error, while eliminating a lot of paperwork,” said Captain Hassan Al Suweidi, director of Marine Operations, Jebel Ali Port.

“Our operations require very high levels of accuracy and speed. Mistakes may lead to severe consequences and we intend to ensure that a total and fool proof system is in place to control and manage all port operations,” he added.

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