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Dubai Customs Launches New Container Scanning System

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Customs launched its new firstling system of the radioactive scanning for mobile vehicles along with launching the latest system of its kind worldwide for detecting trucks and containers and completing inspection and customs works without failing to strike the balance in connection with protecting the security of the country from entry of banned, prohibited and detrimental materials.

Ahmed Butti cuts the ribbon at the new system launching ceremony in the presence of Alan Bersin, Jus ...

Ahmed Butti cuts the ribbon at the new system launching ceremony in the presence of Alan Bersin, Justin Siberell and Mohammed Al Mualim. (Photo: Business Wire)

Such move comes as part of the ongoing reform and modernization processes being made by Dubai Customs.

HE Ahmed Butti Ahmed, the Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Director General of Dubai Customs launched on Monday 4 October 2010 at Jebel Ali Port the IP6500 system, an integrated system for scanning and examining mobile containers and trucks through the radioactive detection of their contents.

The launching ceremony was attended by a high level USA delegation headed by Commissioner of USA Customs and Border Protection, Mr. Alan Bersin and the USA Consul General, in Dubai, Mr. Justin Siberell. The ceremony was attended as well by Mr. Mohammed Al Mualim, Vice-Chairman and Director General of Dubai World.

“Dubai Customs seeks to install four extra radioactive systems at its customs ports, which, experience intensive traffic of trucks with objective of accelerating customs inspection operations, reinforce Dubai borders security capabilities and control entry of prohibited and banned goods. The new system is capable of scanning 150 trucks per hour while moving at a speed of 8 and 15 km coming to one truck every 24 seconds,” Mr. Butti said.

“The new inspection systems project comes in line with Dubai Government Strategic plan in respect to the security perspective through enhancing borders and ports control and develop the supporting systems and equipment keeping Dubai one of the most secured cities worldwide,” he said.

“It is a great stride towards underlining the organizational vision as to be the leading customs administration in the world supporting the legitimate trade,” he maintained.

“Such systems are the latest of their kind in the world with a high transpiercing capability for detecting containers and trucks contents and identifying banned and prohibited materials without affecting the contents of goods and food stuff,” he affirmed.

“Dubai Customs being the emirate’s gateway, undertakes the responsibility for preventing Dubai’s strategic location between West and East from any utilization or benefiting from the enormous re-export operations in the emirate for smuggling illegitimate goods, nuclear and radioactive substances and dangerous and internationally prohibited materials, a process consolidates Dubai position as a secured international trade hub,” he said.

While touring Jebel Ali Port, the visiting delegation learnt about the new system being manufactured by the U.S. Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) with advanced specifications surpassing other systems.

The IP6500, which can be installed in a limited and small area allowing to be installed in congested locations, is featured by higher transpiercing capability for detecting trucks and containers contents.

“The new customs scanning and detection system will promote Dubai Ports advanced infrastructure by enhancing DP logistic capability, raising its compositeness advantage through rapid and enhanced containers handling ensuring smooth and swift flow of goods.

The USA delegation lauded Dubai Customs technological, technical and integrated infrastructure.

The new system would be operated by Dubai Customs inspection capability, a cadre fully comprising of UAE national officers. The five gates system would require 80 inspectors operating on shift basis round the clock throughout the week.

*Source: ME NewsWire

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