ENOC extends RFID technology services to fuel terminals two and three at DP World

ENOC extends RFID technology services to fuel terminals two and three at DP World
Published: 18 December 2018 - 6 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery

The expansion of the service follows the successful implementation of RFID technology at Terminal 1 that has helped DP World in monitoring diesel fuel consumption, increase operational efficiency and manage scheduled vehicle maintenance.

More than 1,500 vehicles have been installed with RFID across the three terminals. The RFID system will reduce fuelling time for DP World’s fleet and enhance the efficiency of operations at DP World’s container terminals.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO of ENOC, said: “As a key energy player in the country, we continuously strive to provide our partners with innovative technologies that will enhance their operational efficiency. Our long-standing collaboration with DP World is a testament to our ability to not only contribute towards elevating the UAE’s critical infrastructure projects, but demonstrates the group’s track record in achieving operational excellence.”

The successful integration has enabled a more efficient process for fuel management, as RFID technology has sped up the refuelling process for each truck by 50% and eliminated manual data entry for all fuel transactions by 90%, enhancing the operational efficiency of commercial fleets. The integration has also contributed to improvement in monitoring, consumption control, and identifying and authorising fuel dispensing for registered vehicles.

Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and managing director, DP World, UAE region, said: “At DP World, we are focused on strengthening the existing supply chain and technology will be the driving force for that.Investing in cutting-edge solutions has been a fundamental part of our growth story, from our semi-autonomous Terminal 3 at Jebel Ali Port to the integration of smart technologies such as blockchain, IoT, and cloud computing across our portfolio. Through this, we are creating an intelligent logistics network that will span the MENA region and Indian subcontinent and lead to increases in operational efficiency to the benefit of our customers.”

“The implementation of ENOC’s RFID technology in fuel terminals two and three at our flagship Jebel Ali Port will serve to enhance their world-class productivity and efficiency and allow us to meet future demand ahead of time.ENOC is an industry-leading solutions provider, and we are proud to work with them to help further develop the UAE’s energy logistics sector and solidify its position as the leading trade hub of the GCC,” added Al Muallem.

The use of RFID has also enabled DP World to gather key data to help them optimise performance – such as distance driven, engine cycles, vehicle utilisation, fuel consumption and other operational statistics.

“We are privileged to be supporting the growth of key UAE companies such as DP World by enhancing their operational efficiency and offering them seamless technologies to further advance their operations,” Added Al Falasi.

ENOC does not only serve as fuel provider to DP World, providing both diesel and petrol, but is also closely involved in consultancy, starting from the service station design stage, providing recommendations and solutions for DP World’s requirements in terms of both EHS standards and design.

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