DAFZ-WAY Logistics Transactions Grow by 197% in 2022

DAFZ-WAY Logistics Transactions Grow by 197% in 2022

In collaboration with Dubai Customs, DAFZ-WAY offers a seamless, fully automated experience for goods entering and exiting the freezone’s gates

Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZ), part of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), announced that its digital and fully automated logistic movement management system “DAFZ-WAY” witnessed a 197% increase in transactions and a 44% increase in companies using the solution in 2022.

DAFZ collaborated with Dubai Customs to launch the DAFZ-WAY gate pass system.

The launch of DAFZ-WAY is a testament to DAFZ’s ongoing efforts to promote the digital transformation of businesses operating in the freezone, while also helping them integrate into the business ecosystem of Dubai with ease and enable them to benefit from fast-track logistics and customs.

DAFZ-WAY is a fully automated and easily accessible digital solution that enables DAFZ’s customers, cargo handlers, local companies, and other entities and individuals to seamlessly move goods through the free zone’s gates using a QR-code-based gate pass.

The initiative was developed in line with the requirements as set by the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, Dubai Customs, and DAFZ, and allows for a significantly enhanced customer experience and aligns with the UAE’s ambitions to raise technological efficiency.

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DAFZ-WAY provides real-time integration to Dubai Customs. Moreover, DAFZ-WAY recently implemented integration with dnata's Appointment and Dock Management system, which now pushes around 14,000 appointments monthly.

This allows for the seamless tracking and management of appointment requests for the loading and unloading of shipments at the DNATA freight gate, which is located on DAFZ’s premises.

This in turn promotes faster procedures for customers at the gates, leading to an enhanced and more satisfied customer experience.

Amna Lootah, Director General at Dubai Airport Freezone, said: “Since its establishment more than 26 years ago, DAFZ has succeeded in consolidating its position as a leading and innovative free zone, providing its clients with access to the most up-to-date technology and initiatives.

"This initiative has contributed to the digitization of businesses in the free zone by enabling them to benefit from innovative technological solutions and optimal practices to ensure a quick-turn around and streamlined process.”

Guillaume Crozier, Senior Vice President UAE Cargo and Global Cargo Strategy at DNATA, commented: “We are delighted to offer our joint partners additional value by implementing another innovative solution across our Dubai operations.

"This initiative will further streamline our cargo processes by enabling seamless transmission and integration of our data into Dubai Airport Freezone “DAFZ way” application.

"As a result, our customers will enjoy even better services and quicker turnaround times at our DAFZA Cargo Terminals.”

DAFZ-WAY also plays a critical role in preventing fraudulent activity associated with the movement of goods through the freezone’s gates by digitizing the entire process and preventing the reuse of paper-based gate passes.

Dubai Customs can also analyse gate pass data to monitor and regulate the amendment or cancellation of customs declarations.

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