Dubai Trade has introduced the Electronic Delivery Order, described as “a sophisticated new technological tool that will allow supply chain stakeholders to handle their complex import processes with just the click of a computer mouse.”
The new system enables shipping agents, freight forwarders and cargo owners to upgrade to a highly digitised process designed to deliver a cost-effective, efficient and time-saving mechanism on the Dubai Trade portal, all from the safety of their homes. The E-Delivery Order is said to virtually eliminate paperwork, minimise cargo clearance time and create greater visibility of cargo flow. The process is further eased as the result of the fact that Dubai Customs is now accepting digital Bills of Lading and Delivery Orders from agents.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region said: “Dubai Trade’s E-Delivery Order marks a major step forward in digitising the management of logistics and offers our customers a tool that they can use from wherever they are to ensure business continuity.“
Amongst the Dubai Trade customers now using the E-Delivery Order system are shipping agents Ocean Network Express, Peninsula Shipping, Hapag Lloyd Middle East and Gulf Agency Company (GAC) as well as freight forwarders Globelink West Star Shipping, Kuehne+Nagel and Freight Systems DWC.