Sunday 31, July 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator, in collaboration with Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Security has launched “Tasreeh”, an advanced automated gate pass service to help customers enter Jebel Ali Free Zone.

The 24-hour online service allows hosting companies and port visitors to issue passes and to pay for and receive approvals online. Payment will be completed through Dubai Trade’s online payment gateway, Rosoom, and users can access the service by logging on to the Dubai Trade Portal or by visiting

One of the main aims of the e-Gate Pass project “Tasreeh” is to reduce manual intervention, enabling uninterrupted and seamless gate pass management and to provide a scalable system that can accommodate future growth of Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Free Zone as well as the city’s readiness to host the global mega-event, Expo 2020.

Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, said: “Over the last 12 years we have converted users to our online services and reached a 100% adoption rate for most of them. We have focused our efforts on creating convenient, 24-hour customer support services and our partnership with PCFC will enable us to extend this to visitors as well.”

Mr. Mahmood Amin, CEO of PCFC Security, highlighted: “We are committed to applying the latest technology and smart applications as well as stimulating creativity and innovation to boost our development and to support the UAE’s transition towards a knowledge economy in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021.”

“Our partnership with Dubai Trade for this project is a natural fit given their experience in providing digital procedures for their services. They recognise that “Tasreeh” adds to their offering and we are confident that it will provide visitors a smoother experience when passing through the gates into Jafza ” Amin added.

Users of “Tasreeh” will be able to issue six different types of passes for different activities and duration. They include Visitor Passes for those attending interviews, meetings or training at Free Zone companies; One Day Passes; Temporary Gate Passes valid for 1 week to 6 months; Permanent Gate Passes valid for one year; Tools and Equipment Passes valid for 1 day to 3 months and daily Photography or Videography Passes for onsite shoots.