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Abu Dhabi Ports collaborating with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on international blockchain solution Silsal


October 20, 2018

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company playing important role in supporting testing and providing vital information and feedback

Maqta Gateway LLC, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, announced today that it is to carry out its first testing of international blockchain solution Silsal with a maritime operator in partnership with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in shipping and logistics.
The announcement marks the latest milestone for Silsal. The innovative solution provides a seamless and secure link between stakeholders across the trade community using the electronic ledger system.
As a major carrier, MSC will provide vital information and feedback on the international pilot project, which will test the capabilities of the technology to exchange, identify, and acknowledge cargo documents and certificates between Abu Dhabi Ports and other ports.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The vision of the UAE Leadership is for our nation to become a world leader in adopting blockchain, as per UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021, transforming digital transactions and saving time, effort and resources on a huge scale.
“Abu Dhabi Ports is proud of the role that Maqta Gateway and initiatives such as Silsal are playing in helping to realize this vision and we will continue to harness the power of innovative solutions and emerging technologies to further facilitate trade in the future.”

Diego Aponte, President and CEO of MSC Group, said: “We greatly value our partnership with Abu Dhabi Ports, working together to facilitate trade and improve our customers’ experience through technology and innovation.”

Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, CEO of Maqta Gateway, said: “We are delighted to be working with a world-class international partner such as MSC on such a milestone project for Abu Dhabi Ports, Silsal is the first unveiled blockchain solution of its kind between our Emirate and the world”  Read More >