With the possibility of launching an autonomous vehicle system to transport containers

An agreement that allows intelligent tracking of containers at “Khalifa Port”

The agreement was signed between Abu Dhabi Ports and Microsoft in the presence of Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.

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Abu Dhabi Ports announced the signing of a new partnership agreement with the American company Microsoft, which opens the door to a new era of adopting digital solutions at the Abu Dhabi Ports Company’s Khalifa Port, in the presence of Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence. .

A statement issued yesterday said that this partnership allows the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, which is managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, to improve the tracking capabilities of containers and self-driving vehicles, by employing artificial intelligence techniques provided by the cloud data center “Azure” from Microsoft. .

According to the statement, the Khalifa Port container terminal is the first semi-automated deep water container terminal in the region, and one of the largest terminals of its kind in the world, in addition to being one of the most technologically advanced terminals.

The new technology, which is implemented in partnership with Microsoft Consulting Services, contributes to providing intelligent container tracking solutions that ensure complete and continuous tracking of handled containers, as well as the possibility of launching a system for autonomous vehicles to transport containers.

Microsoft's President in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ralph Hapter, said that this partnership paves the way for the use of artificial intelligence technologies to operate self-driving vehicles within the work environment of container terminals, and highlights Microsoft's cloud capabilities in providing modern technologies, such as intelligence. Artificial Intelligence and the “Internet of Things” to support the operations of the logistics sector.

He stressed that the UAE currently occupies a leading position in efforts to reshape the future of the global shipping and logistics sector, and to ensure its sustainability, flexibility and readiness for future needs, thanks to its great commitment and keenness to adopt the latest technologies to support economic development.

He added that the UAE's ambitious and courageous investments in building an advanced digital infrastructure constitute the best platform for launching the new generation of self-driving vehicles, supported by Microsoft's cloud technologies, through the local data center in the region, which provides the necessary automation capabilities to simplify digital complexities, including Allows support and development of these modern technologies.

For his part, CEO of "Abu Dhabi Terminals", Ahmed Al Mutawa, said that "Abu Dhabi Terminals" is committed, by adopting innovation and applying artificial intelligence and automation solutions, to modernizing the work environment in the port, while at the same time reducing carbon footprint, reducing costs, and reducing time Necessary to complete the tasks for the parties operating in Khalifa Port.

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