Leading trade enabler, DP World, UAE Region and the autonomous vehicle, robotics and AI specialist DGWorld have entered a contractual agreement to equip Jebel Ali Port with a fleet of Autonomous Internal Terminal Vehicles (AITVs).
The deal also includes all related integrations into the existing operation processes and infrastructures.
DP World aims to introduce autonomous vehicles and related technologies into all their daily operations.
The contract signed between the two sides states that DGWorld will deliver and integrate their autonomous technology at the existing ITV fleet in multiple phases, with the goal to further increase the overall efficiency of the terminal and reduce the overall size of the currently used fleet, at the same time.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “At DP World, UAE Region, we employ today’s frontline technologies such as robotics, automation, Internet of Things, Big Data, virtual reality and cybersecurity to build and sustain our efficiencies.
“As a trade enabler, technology has powered and underpinned our capabilities as an essential economic service at a time when the UAE needs us most. Digital technology will continue to drive smart trade for DP World, UAE Region and help us create a better future for all.”
Bilal Al-Zoubi – DGWorld Founder & CEO, added: “We are so proud of the Trust received by DP World as one of leading global Port Operator and smart trade enabler to work under their umbrella to deliver these advanced AI, Robotics & Autonomous Technologies.
“Following the visionary leadership of DP World and Dubai to be one most advanced and smartest ports as well as City in the world, we are investing heavily in the best Minds, Practices and Resources to develop those applications and technologies to match their operational requirements.
“We are moving stronger to expand our current operations locally and globally with the great support of DP World and Dubai – UAE Government.”
Previous trials of this new technology have shown, that it is capable of unlocking new potential for efficient and economical automation of existing container terminals in combination with the intensive utilization of new AI-based software solutions, which have been integrated by the teams of both parties, jointly.