The new step enables companies working in DMC to complete their transactions online using the Tahweel online portal, without having to visit the customer service centres. The integration also allows DMC customers to avail of the various online payment options offered by Rosoom, using local and international Visa or MasterCard credit cards, e-Dirham or direct debit from bank accounts, easily and seamlessly.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation said: "We aim to create an unparalleled global model for “smart” maritime trade that is based on the efficient and transparent exchange of information for ease of doing business, while creating new opportunities for the maritime industry. This will help diversify resources for economic growth and help us pioneer developments in the sector. We also recently launched the “Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster”, an integrated and interactive maritime information platform, the “Innovation Quay”, an incubator for creative ideas to support entrepreneurs, and today, the Dubai Maritime City’s Tahweel electronic payment portal. These efforts contribute to making Dubai the leading destination for smart maritime business in the world.”
"Dubai’s maritime sector has become one of the five leading drivers of economic diversification. We contribute AED 26.9 billion to Dubai's GDP, with unprecedented growth of over 25% since 2011. Dubai is now on the list of Top-10 Maritime Capitals of the World 2017, ranking fifth globally and first in the Arab World. This underlines our contribution to Dubai’s success as one of the world’s most competitive and attractive maritime trade hubs.”
"The integration between Dubai Maritime City’s Tahweel portal and the secured Rosoom e-Payment gateway reinforces many of our previous achievements. Rosoom has completed over 8.3 million transactions, collecting over AED 6 billion. We are confident that this integration will further enhance Dubai Maritime City's attractiveness as a preferred destination for business and maritime investments."
Tahweel builds integrated maritime capabilities
Eng. Ali Al Suwaidi, General Manager of DMC said: "While the maritime industry is undergoing major advancements towards adopting modern technologies, manual and paper transactions hinder the development of the industry. That’s why, Dubai Maritime City has taken the initiative to be a role model for smart maritime where our customers can complete all their business transactions online, anytime, anywhere."
"We realise that our success in developing a world-class comprehensive maritime system depends on providing exceptional services that help companies and entrepreneurs overcome current challenges. For this reason, we listen to our customers and prioritise their interests. We work with many partners to establish an ideal maritime business environment and to be a one-stop shop for all business needs. Our partnership with Dubai Trade in e-transformation is part of our strategy to provide new business capabilities for our customers."
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade said: "The integration of Rosoom and Tahweel is the 32nd of its kind. We are proud to have accomplished this achievement with many other organisations including DP World, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Nakheel, Trakhees, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai TechnoPark and Palm District Cooling. We assure our partners in Dubai Maritime City that their customers can now use the most secure electronic payment gateway."
"We congratulate Dubai Maritime City on launching the Tahweel e-services portal and assure them that this is the first step in the e-transformation process. The real success is to change customers’ habits and make them adopt electronic services. At Dubai Trade, we have extensive expertise and we are ready to support Dubai Maritime City to achieve full electronic transformation of its transactions."
Rosoom has proven to be the most convenient and reliable online payment tool. The platform has not recorded any fraud or complaints from users since its launch. Users can choose from a variety of payment options such as credit and debit cards using online banking. Banks that are integrated with Rosoom include Mashreq, HSBC, Habib Bank, Emirates NBD, Dubai Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic, Standard Chartered and First Gulf Bank.