Abu Dhabi - The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport and Abu Dhabi Ports discussed the cooperation opportunities with Japan Cooperation Centre for the Middle East (JCCME). This comes in part of enhancing the economic and investment relations in the fields of transport and logistics. This was during a workshop hosted by the ADJEC Infrastructure Working Group with the attendance of a Japanese delegation included business leaders and representatives of government and private entities.
The workshop addressed cooperation opportunities and knowledge exchange in the fields of surface transport, sustainable mobility, logistics, sea freight and ports. That is along with other development projects and investment opportunities within the strategic partnership between all parties.
During the workshop, ITC discussed the importance of utilizing big data in the planning for the future of transport in Abu Dhabi Emirate and how it will benefit in supporting the decision-making processes, strategic planning to develop the transport sector and setting suitable development policies.
ITC stated that applying big data in the Strategic Transport Evaluation Assessment Model (STEAM) helps in foreseeing the future of this sector and setting strategic plans that support the investment opportunities in consideration of the changes of the transport policies, impact of population growth, decisions about land use changes, development in the public transport sector. That is in addition to offering innovative solutions to fulfil the public demand and facing current and future challenges.
Abu Dhabi Ports showcased a detailed presentation on its leading role in promoting global trade and linking international markets through its advanced facilities and capabilities, as well as its technical innovations provided by its dedicated digital arm, Maqta Gateway, that together are leading the drive to digitally transform the region’s trade and logistics sector. Abu Dhabi Ports also highlighted how its strategic partnership model is central to its business development efforts, whether it relates to shipping operations or how it advances the latest technological innovations across its marine services. The company also demonstrated its remarkable achievements in promoting environmental sustainability and digitising supply chain operations.
During the workshop, Abu Dhabi Ports also exhibited how its Industrial Cities and Free Zone cluster, which includes Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and ZonesCorp, provides a range of unique advantages that are critical to attracting increased foreign direct investment. Attendees heard how the integration of the ICFZ cluster’s industrial, logistical, and technical services is helping to deliver a new era of innovation and investment that supports the diversification of Abu Dhabi's economy.
It is worth to mention that this workshop is a remarkable opportunity to foresee the future of the transport sector using innovative tools and technologies. Additionally, the workshop is an opportunity to shed light on the future of the transport sector in Abu Dhabi Emirate and the investment advantages of the developmental projects in this sector.
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