Maqta Gateway, the digital arm of Abu Dhabi Ports, and TruKKer, the region’s largest digital truck booking marketplace, have agreed to work together on digital truck booking services through Maqta’s logistics platform Margo.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enables Maqta Gateway to fully integrate Margo with TruKKer’s fleet of onboarded truck drivers and trucks situated across the Middle East.
Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, head of digital cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, and CEO of Maqta Gateway, said: “Our collaboration with TruKKer streamlines the complex needs of trade across the entire supply chain by leveraging Margo and TruKKer’s best-in-class logistics solutions to better meet the demand of those who seek to trade goods and services with the UAE.
“By facilitating increased trade through leading-edge integrated digital transformation, Maqta Gateway is aligning its capabilities with the requirements and expectations of today’s customer allowing user journeys become better, faster, smoother, more secure, more predictable, and less expensive.”
It is hoped that digitising Abu Dhabi’s land freight process will improve operational efficiencies for all customers who trade with the emirate by enabling last-mile delivery to anywhere in the emirate or the wider region.
Simultaneously, Maqta Gateway noted in a statement that it 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.
Gaurav Biswas, founder and CEO, TruKKer, said: “By working closely with Abu Dhabi Ports’ Maqta Gateway, our freight customers and stakeholders will be able to readily access a wider variety of cargo movement solutions including line haul in a seamless manner and with competitive prices.”
“Over the last four years, TruKKer has fostered a reputation on providing high-quality services, such as cross-border cargo transportation. Our collaborations will offer integrated services for efficient trade to all end markets for their distribution needs in the region. TruKKer’s advanced data sciences and technology are creating an efficient freight ecosystem.”
Margo was launched in 2019 as a digital marketplace for logistics services including cargo clearance and delivery solutions.
It enables 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.
Last year, the digital logistics solution was expanded with the addition of a new service facilitating the booking of warehouses and storage spaces in Abu Dhabi.
The new offering allows customers to book standard warehouses or specialised temperature controlled-storage facilities to safely store their perishable goods including food items and medical supplies for short and medium periods of time, through simplified paper-free booking processing and remotely-managed reservations.