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Hamdan bin Mohammed launches Dubai Customs’ iDeclare

PCFC takes part in Gitex Technology Week 2018 with disruptive projects

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai inaugurated Dubai Customs’ smart iDeclare system during his visit to the stand of the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at Gitex 2018 which is taking part in the Gitex Technology Week 2018 under the theme “Future Transformations Gate”.

PCFC is participating in the big event, which sets the tone of the future of technology in the region and beyond, from 14 to 18 October at Dubai World Trade Center, and is showcasing 17 of its latest projects and most advanced innovations and Artificial Intelligence applications.

Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation said: “Our projects at Gitex reflect our efforts in achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai to transform the city into the happiest and smartest city on earth.

“We are keeping abreast of technological advancements in order not only to survive but to thrive in today’s market. This motivates us to adopt leading projects like the Blockchain. We always aspire to introduce new things that dazzle the world and disrupt the trade and transport sectors in fulfilment of our ambitious UAE Centennial 2071 Project and in support of big world events like EXPO 2020. Representatives of PCFC’s entities (DP World and JAFZA, Dubai Trade, Dubai Customs, Customs World, Dubai Maritime City, Planning and Development Department “Trakhees”) will introduce the latest smart services and projects launched recently to the visitors.

“The current PCFC’s theme “Future Transformations Gate” reflects its vision and plans for the future and its efforts of turning innovation into a daily practice through supporting innovators in order to achieve sustainable economic development” bin Sulayem added.

DP World, JAFZA and Dubai Trade will present their latest services and innovations to the visitors of the event, including three major projects; Blockchain, ICCC and ITT (Inter Terminal Transfer) application, and Dubai Customs has 3 smart projects to present, which were developed in-house; Vessel Tracking System, Virtual World in 3D Service, and iDeclare. Dubai Customs will also present the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), and the Smart Risk Engine on Dubai smart government pavilion.

Customs World will present its programs and projects that help facilitate trade and customs procedures. Dubai Maritime City Authority has “Maritime Connect”, and “Smart Client Mobile Application” to show, and Dutech, PCFC’s technical arm, will introduce DRAAS, Mektabi and Nau System. Trakhees- Department of Planning and Development will present “Smart Inspection System”, “Trakhees Business Opportunity- stage2”, “Business Wallet”, and “Chat Bot”.

PCFC entities’ projects and initiatives in Gitex Technology 2018 vary to cover different aspects of their modern business in realization of leading programs and plans such as the Dubai 10X Initiative, which will see Dubai implement today what other cities around the world apply after 10 years.

PCFC targets a big audience to encourage clients and stakeholders to use its smart applications in order to reduce time, effort and cost. This is part of the entities’ collective efforts to prepare themselves for Dubai’s hosting of EXPO 2020 and help Dubai towards higher ranks and international recognition in leading the 4th industrial revolution.

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