Damietta Port won the best commercial port Award for Digitization and JIT.

Due to its efforts to implement digital services and develop automated systems to facilitate customer requirements, Damietta Port Authority has won the award of (Best commercial Port in Digital Transformation and Application of the Just In Time System) on the occasion of the World Maritime Day 2020.

The occasion was held under the theme (sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet) in Alexandria under the patronage and attendance of the Minister of Transport Engineer / Kamel Al-Wazir, Governor of Alexandria, Dr. Hisham Arafat, former Minister of Transport, Head of the Maritime Transport Sector and President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, port heads, a group of maritime transport experts and the diplomatic corps.

Admiral , Walid Awad, DPA Chairman explained that Damietta Port’s winning of this award came as a result of successful efforts to initiate a number of automated systems and Digital transformation services for the purpose of facilitating and simplifying procedures, raising operating efficiency, and upgrading the port’s traffic system.

DPA succeeded in networking with the port community by means of a fiber network that connects most of the government agencies operating at the port. There is also a closed network (APN-Network) with 4G technology in use.

DPA is also connected to G2G project administered by Communications and Information Technology Ministry in interface with Taxation Authority, Commercial Registry, Insurance and the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.

The authority succeeded in implementing the unified bill for ships, as all relevant parties were merged into the vessels invoice, which includes (the port authority, the maritime transport sector, the customs and quarantine authority, the Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety and Passports and the port police) so that the customer pays all relevant dues electronically  in a single invoice to a sole party.

The Authority has also implemented the JIT system for ships with the aim of saving time, reducing costs, reducing harmful emissions from ships inside and outside the port, and reaching zero waiting for ships in the external waiting area.