Abu Dhabi Ports Selects Dell Technologies to Accelerate its Digital Transformation Journey

MoU aims to unlock new enterprise capabilities to adopt emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas

Abu Dhabi Ports Selects Dell Technologies to Accelerate its Digital Transformation Journey

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News Summary:

  • Abu Dhabi Ports signs MoU with Dell Technologies in the presence of Michael Dell at Dell Technologies World 2019
  • Strategic partnership sees Dell Technologies working closely with Abu Dhabi Ports to integrate advanced technologies into maritime operations and solutions

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. 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.

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 – the annual flagship event hosted by Dell Technologies that allows decision makers, customers, partners and analysts to discover how to learn new capabilities, reinvent processes, innovate faster and create value that will change the game across industries.

Customer Quote(s):

Abdullah Al Hameli, Executive Vice President – Corporate Support at Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “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.

“We are delighted to partner with Dell Technologies on our ongoing digital journey. Dell has long been a leader and pioneer in IT, and we look forward tocombining their knowledge and insights with that of our own maritime experts. Together, we will explore ways to harness the most exciting technologies to make the future of maritime operations and services safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.”

Executive quote(s):

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Dell Technologies, commented: “At Dell Technologies, we primarily aim to help organization build their digital future and transform their infrastructure. We are well positioned with end to end solutions to enable Abu Dhabi Ports modernize their IT infrastructure to efficiently operate their traditional applications as well as run their cloud native applications allowing them to unlock the potential of artificial intelligence and blockchain to develop new services.  It is a pleasure to partner with Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve their visionary step towards transforming the logistics and industrial services in Abu Dhabi and the UAE and lead the disruption of the maritime industry in the region.”

Ahmed Auda, Managing Director Middle East, Turkey & North Africa at VMware, said: “As Abu Dhabi Ports drives ahead with its digitization agenda, VMware, a Dell Technologies company, is excited to provide cutting edge technologies that will help Abu Dhabi Ports leverage the full strengths of its network and tap into the benefits of fast developing technologies including cloud, AI and blockchain.”


About Abu Dhabi Ports

Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports, is the operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, as well as the trade and logistics hub, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), in which Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone attracts direct investments to over 100 km2 of free zone opportunities, the largest in the Middle East region.

Inaugurated on Dec 12, 2012 by President of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Khalifa Port is the flagship port of Abu Dhabi Ports and is considered to be the first semi-automated container port in the region. Abu Dhabi Ports also owns 50% of Abu Dhabi Terminals, which operates and manages Khalifa Port Container Terminal with a full suite of logistics solutions to benefit trade partners and shipping lines. In addition to the current capacity of 2.5 million TEUs, the recent deal Abu Dhabi Ports signed with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, which is expected to commence operations by 2019, will raise the annual capacity to 6 million TEUs in both container terminals.

Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiaries include Abu Dhabi Marine Services “SAFEEN”, providing a comprehensive range of marine, navigational and ancillary quayside services as well as VTS Services and fleet maintenance in a safe, secure and efficient manner; Maqta Gateway, which operates an innovative port community system, facilitating online information flow between all the port stakeholders and customers; and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, the first permanent cruise terminal in the region. To meet the increasing demand of cruise liners and passengers,Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach was developed, offerings cruise ship passengers a new beach destination with unmatched tourism experiences. Additionally, Abu Dhabi Ports also manages the Maritime Training Centre at Musaffah Port.

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