BEEAH Launches Digital Platform for Integrated Waste Management
BEEAH Environment Services, the environmental consulting, research, and innovation business of Middle East sustainability pioneer BEEAH Group, announced the launch of MARASI, a new online platform that will streamline, track and profile different types of waste from ports.
MARASI is a complete solution that integrates all waste management requirements, from the point of arrival at the port, to transportation, and finally processing.
The solution empowers agents at ports to reduce operational costs by optimising processing time and streamlining the procedures to obtain clearances from multiple stakeholders. Port Khalid is the first port in Sharjah that will utilise the new online platform.
First, shipping agents use MARASI to initiate a “waste manifest”, uploading critical details such as trade licenses, source of the waste, the different types of waste and their quantities.
Special procedures for hazardous waste can also be completed on MARASI. Authorised waste transportation providers are then contracted through the platform to transport the waste to processing facilities, following all necessary approvals for hazardous waste.
Once at a processing facility, MARASI is also used by inspectors to verify information in the waste manifest and then proceed with recycling and disposal. Alternatively, if information is inaccurate or incomplete, inspectors can reject the incoming waste and reinitiate the waste manifest process.
Mohamed Al Hosani, Chief Sustainability Officer of BEEAH Group, said: “We are extremely proud to be launching a new digital solution that is set to play a key role in ensuring safe movement of waste from when it enters ports to its final destination.
“MARASI has been designed as a one-stop online platform that will empower three key groups in the waste management chain. For port authorities, procedures are simpler and more efficient. For shipping agents, reliable transportation can be contracted easily."
With digital tracking, MARASI will help maximise the recovery of recyclable wastes onboard the ships, as well as the safe disposal of non-recyclables, to minimise the environmental impact on marine ecosystems.