Emirates News Agency – BEEAH launches Marasi digital manifesto platform for integrated waste management in ports
SHARJAH, 18th October, 2022 (WAM) — BEEAH Environment Services, the environmental consulting, research and innovation business of Middle East sustainability pioneer BEEAH Group, has announced the launch of MARASI, a new online platform which will streamline, track and profile different types of port waste.
MARASI is a complete solution that integrates all waste management requirements, from the point of arrival at the port, to transport and finally to treatment. The solution enables port agents to reduce operational costs by optimizing processing time and streamlining procedures for obtaining authorizations from multiple stakeholders. Port Khalid is Sharjah’s first port to use the new online platform.
First, shipping agents use MARASI to initiate a “waste manifest”, uploading critical details such as business licenses, source of waste, different types of waste and their quantities. Special procedures for hazardous waste can also be completed on MARASI. Approved waste transport providers are then contracted through the platform to transport the waste to the treatment facilities, after all necessary approvals for hazardous waste. Once at a treatment facility, MARASI is also used by inspectors to verify the information in the waste manifest and then proceed with recycling and disposal. Alternatively, if the information is inaccurate or incomplete, inspectors can reject the incoming waste and restart the waste manifest process.
Mohamed Al Hosani, BEEAH Group Sustainability Director, said: “We are extremely proud to launch a new digital solution which is expected to play a key role in ensuring the safe movement of waste from entry into ports to its destination. final”.
“MARASI has been designed as a one-stop online platform that will empower three key groups in the waste management chain. For port authorities, the procedures are simpler and more efficient. For shipping agents, reliable transportation can be contracted easily. For waste treatment facilities, there is more visibility on incoming waste. MARASI accelerates the stages of the waste treatment chain, so that valuable materials can be recovered quickly for the circular economy and hazardous waste is disposed of following all the necessary procedures. This innovative new platform also reduces red tape and turnaround times at ports, while minimizing the risk of non-compliance incidents,” he added.
MARASI relies on smart technologies to establish a waste manifest system that properly documents and safely disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous waste arriving on ships. This is the first-of-its-kind implementation of an online waste manifesto platform in Sharjah that will create an integrated digital database to improve visibility as well as decision-making across the waste chain. waste management.
Waste manifests are a key instrument to reduce the environmental impacts of the shipping industry, facilitate its compliance with environmental requirements and promote a cradle-to-grave process in waste management. A waste manifest system implements a documentation system in place to ensure safe management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
Al Hosani also highlighted the importance of the launch of MARASI as part of BEEAH Group’s growing portfolio of innovative solutions. “With the right approach and our competence and experience in environmental and waste management, we continue to turn waste management challenges into opportunities. MARASI reinforces the commitment of BEEAH Group to provide solutions for cutting edge to help organizations across all sectors achieve long-term environmental sustainability,” he said.
The Federal Law of the United Arab Emirates for the Protection and Development of the Environment requires that the operation of various establishments does not directly or indirectly cause pollution of soil, water or air. Through digital tracking, MARASI will contribute to maximizing the recovery of recyclable waste on board ships, as well as the safe disposal of non-recyclable materials, in order to minimize the environmental impact on marine ecosystems.