Noura Al Dhaheri

MAQTA Gateway - Abu Dhabi Ports


Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri

Head of the Digital Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports and CEO of Maqta Gateway LLC

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri strategically manages Abu Dhabi Ports’ digital cluster, under her stewardship, Abu Dhabi Ports’ digital cluster plays an integral role in the region’s digital transformation efforts by enhancing stakeholder experiences and discovering new technologies that create cost and time savings, in addition to generating revenues.

Dr. Al Dhaheri has led Maqta Gateway since its establishment in 2014 by successfully implementing the first purpose-built Port Community System (PCS) in the UAE, as well as developing the Advanced Trade & Logistics Platform (ATLP), the emirate’s dedicated single window for all trade via sea, land, air, and zones, currently being developed and operated by Maqta Gateway, under the Supervision of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development. Furthermore, Maqta Gateway, under Dr Al Dhaheri’s guidance introduced innovative digital logistic solutions such as Margo, the UAE’s digital marketplace for logistics.

Widely acclaimed for her contributions to the maritime sector, Dr. Al Dhaheri has won numerous accolades including Entrepreneur of the Year by International Bulk Journal (IBJ) in 2018; the Seatrade Maritime Awards for Integration of Women in Maritime Sector Award; the Seatrade Award for the Young Personality of the Year in 2019; as well as the Emirates Women Award for Leadership.

Her leadership has also been acknowledged by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) at the World Port Sustainability Awards 2019.

Dr. Al Dhaheri holds a BSc degree in Software Engineering from the United Arab Emirates University, an MSc in Engineering Systems and Management, as well as a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Masdar Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sessions With Noura Al Dhaheri

Thursday, 24 June

  • 11:50am - 12:20pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 09:50 am - 24/jun/2021 10:20 am

    Data Collaboration

    Accelerating Data Collaboration


    With the recent agreement between private and public sector organization to establish standardized industry data sets and application program interfaces (APIs) at the ISO Technical Committee 8, how realistic is the possibility that existing and future nautical and supply chains systems will be able to communicate easily with each other? Will accelerating data collaboration be achieved by consensus despite political and commercial conflicts of interest between stakeholders? Or will regulators need to enforce standards to avoid ships having to use different data sets for every port of call?