Dubai's Port Rashid dealt with 606,922 transactions in the first nine months of 2017.
According to Dubai Customs, electronic clearance had the lion’s share of these transactions with 438,220 transactions (72%), followed by insurance registration transactions, which numbered 98,236 (16%).
New smart customs cards for vehicles released recently by the center helped raise the number of transactions in this service to by 7% this year, Dubai Media Office reported.
Yousef Al Hashimi, director of Jebel Ali Customs Centers Management, said,” The increase in customs transactions is indicative of Dubai’s important status as a leading trade hub, and a good manifestation of the healthy economic growth that the emirate has despite the volatile markets. Dubai Customs has worked hard and flawlessly to sustain the growth by introducing world class services and innovative products to its clients using the latest devices and practices in support of legitimate trade”.
Abdul Azziz Al Sulman, senior director of Port Rashid Customs Center, said, ”There is a considerable progress in the number of transactions carried out by the center thanks to the world-class advanced technologies applied. This puts Dubai Customs in the forefront of world customs business, especially with the distinctive reputation Dubai enjoys worldwide. Port Rashid Center is compatible with the international star rating of service delivery, so the facilities are very advanced and well equipped to meet different needs including those of people of determination (special needs)”.
"A total of 14 services delivered by the center have been integrated into four packages only as part of the Comprehensive Officer Initiative. Only one officer now can attend to the client’s different needs, and this reduced the client’s waiting time from 20 minutes into only 3 minutes," he added.