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Abu Dhabi Ports launches Smart Container Initiative

Abu Dhabi Ports launches Smart Container Initiative
The prefabricated containerised data centre runs a wide range of mission-critical applications

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched the Smart Container Initiative to house its digital solutions in a resilient, safe and optimised eco-friendly mobile environment.

The solar-panelled steel and aluminium smart container uses environmentally friendly technologies such as in-row cooling, renewable energy and efficient space allocation in order to reduce power usage effectiveness by more than 20% and cut carbon emissions in half.

Part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ ongoing digital transformation drive, the prefabricated containerised data centre runs a wide range of applications including port and terminal operating systems, visitor passes and other digital customer services.

The Smart Container Initiative falls in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were put forward by the United Nations.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports Group CEO, said: “Global maritime organisations need to reassess traditional ways of conducting business and to seek out sophisticated alternatives especially during times of economic upheaval.

“We are committed to investing in ultra-modern green and clean technology and innovative digital infrastructure that ensures business continuity at all times.”

Abu Dhabi Ports’ is able to offer differentiation through hybrid cloud architecture, the adaptation of which enables it to respond faster to digital demands, control costs and to provide more competitive pricing to its customers.

Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, head of digital cluster and CEO of Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “Adding value across out port operations while maintaining the highest safety standards for our data is imperative in creating a successful streamlined service.

“This initiative to deploy a mobile data centre is another important step in our continued effort to provide agile and scalable end-to-end smart services to all our stakeholders and customers whilst ensuring business continuity.”