Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dell Technologies that will see the organisations combine their expertise in maritime and IT to develop technology-based concepts, solutions and services specifically for the maritime industry.
The MoU with Dell Technologies is designed to provide Abu Dhabi Ports with consulting services and help them leverage high value-added technologies such as blockchain, and artificial intelligence (AI) to fuel their digital transformation journey, the port operator said.
“In addition, this strategic partnership will also see an exchange of industry best practices and expertise needed to develop truly integrated smart ports that can better serve the customers and other stakeholders of Abu Dhabi Ports,” it added in a release.
Over the past few years, Abu Dhabi Ports has made significant strides in harnessing innovative digital solutions for trade and port communities. In 2018, it launched Silsal, a blockchain-based solution aimed at streamlining trade flows and supply chains.
The MoU was signed by Abdullah Al Hameli, executive vice president – corporate support at Abu Dhabi Ports, and Mohammed Amin, senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Dell Technologies.
The signing took place at Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas.
“At Abu Dhabi Ports, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We are excited about the growth and opportunities created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and we are constantly striving to deliver products and services that transpose the latest emerging technologies into a maritime context,” said Al Hameli.
“We are delighted to partner with Dell Technologies on our ongoing digital journey,” he added. “Dell has long been a leader and pioneer in IT, and we look forward to combining their knowledge and insights with that of our own maritime experts.”