PCFC launches ‘Dhowber’ project to strengthen the UAE maritime transport industry

PCFC launches ‘Dhowber’ project to strengthen the UAE maritime transport industry

The Port, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) has unveiled its one-of-a-kind ‘Dhowber’ project to strengthen the UAE and Dubaiai??i??s leading global position in the maritime transport industry and help shape the sectorai??i??s future. The new project, which was launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of DFFai??i??s Board of Trustees, will boost Dubaiai??i??s dhow trade competitiveness by applying new tools to organise cargo transport and take it to the next level.

‘Dhowber’ is a smart scalable platform that will help in cargo activity reservation for traditional dhows on Dubai Creek which relies on artificial intelligence (AI) to provide a dynamic pricing engine based on demand and auxiliary services such as insurance of goods. The Dhowber app is a marketplace that brings together boat captains (nukdahs) and traders, where nukdahs can define the dhow route, display the boat capacity and connect with traders. The app allows both nukdahs and traders to register, search, and inquire availability, book and track cargo shipments and handle payments.

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