Robotics and AI specialist DGWorld is to equip Jebel Ali port with a fleet of autonomous internal terminal vehicles (AITVs) covering all related integrations in existing operation processes and infrastructure.
It is hoped that introducing autonomous vehicles and related technologies into daily operations will support terminal operator DP World’s strategy to introduce digitalisation and new technologies into traditional port operations and supply chains.
DGWorld will deliver and integrate the autonomous technology into 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.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and managing director, DP World, UAE region, said: “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, stated: “We are investing heavily in the best minds, practices and resources to develop those applications and technologies to match [DP World’s] operational requirements based on the highest international standards and now we are moving stronger to expand our current operations locally and globally.”
According to the partners, the technology will help to unlock new potential for efficient and economical automation of existing container terminals in combination with the intensive utilisation of new AI-based software solutions.