February 6 - Jade Software is to supply its Master Terminal port management software to seven terminals within the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC).

The sale comes after a year of substantial multi-terminal deals in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including a record-breaking third quarter, and brings the total number of new marine terminal wins for 2014 to 29.

Abu Dhabi Ports will use Master Terminal to manage all aspects of its general cargo operations, including bulk, breakbulk, project and ro-ro cargo.

The first two ports to be implemented are Zayed Port, located in the north-eastern area of Abu Dhabi city, and Khalifa Port, a deep water port midway between the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Gary Lemke, executive vice president Ports Unit, Abu Dhabi Ports says: "We selected Jade after a comprehensive technical and commercial evaluation process. Master Terminal was the best overall product and we look forward to a successful project. Jade also brings a wealth of experience in general cargo terminals and this knowledge is crucial to us as we transform our business to be the leading general cargo port operator in the region."

Master Terminal will replace ADPC's legacy general cargo system. Implementation of both the Zayed and Khalifa Ports will commence early 2015.