Dubai Customs has equipped the Jebel Ali and TECOM Customs Center with a first-of-its-kind advanced system in the world for inspecting heavy and light vehicles, equipment, and yachts through X-ray scanning. This system allows the center to double its inspection operations and accelerate procedures, supporting the smooth flow of business and trade and enhancing the position of Jebel Ali Port as the largest port in the Middle East and one of the most important ports globally.
The system has been customized to meet Dubai Customs’ requirements, allowing it to scan vehicles and heavy equipment with maximum dimensions of 5.9m by 5.5m. The system operates in two modes: stationary (gantry) mode, where the vehicle is stationary and mobile mode, where the vehicle is scanned while passing through the device. The system can detect and identify radioactive materials, determine their location, identify customs declarations through container numbers, and remotely control image analysis. This development is in line with Dubai’s economic agenda D33, which aims to keep pace with Dubai’s rapid economic growth.
In the past year, Jebel Ali Customs Center and DP World accomplished 208.9 thousand inspection operations for commercial shipments and successfully executed 326 customs seizures. The center’s teams continue to sustainably enhance performance to achieve the leadership’s vision in making Dubai a leading city in trade and investment.