A recently signed memorandum of understanding between Maqta Gateway, the digital arm of Abu Dhabi Ports, and TruKKer, the region’s largest digital truck booking marketplace, will, it is claimed, provide a range of benefits including guaranteed truck availability, real-time GPS tracking, fleet management and access to a large network of road transport vehicles. The joint project is expected to transform truck logistics in the region by using Maqta Gateway’s digital logistics platform, MARGO.
Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, Head of Digital Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, and CEO of Maqta Gateway, said: “By facilitating increased trade through integrated digital transformation, Maqta Gateway is aligning its capabilities with the requirements and expectations of today’s customers. This initiative will allow user journeys become better, faster, smoother, more secure, more predictable and less expensive.”
Digitising Abu Dhabi’s land freight process will improve operational efficiencies for customers who trade with the emirate by enabling last-mile delivery to anywhere in the emirate or the wider region. At the same time, Maqta Gateway will be able to provide a higher quality of service by ensuring all onboarded trucks and drivers are fully licensed and approved on a case-by-case basis in line with the highest international standards.
Launched in 2019, MARGO is a digital marketplace for logistics services including cargo clearance and delivery solutions, enabling consumers importing personal goods from anywhere around the world through Khalifa Port or Abu Dhabi International Airport to clear and have their goods delivered directly to their homes anywhere in the UAE. In recent months Maqta Gateway has expanded MARGO with the addition of a new service facilitating the booking of warehouses and storage spaces in Abu Dhabi. The new offering presents customers with the opportunity to book standard warehouses or specialised temperature controlled-storage facilities to safely store perishable goods including food items and medical supplies for short and medium periods of time, through a paper-free booking process.