Abu Dhabi Terminals joins forces with Microsoft in AI partnership

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Abu Dhabi Terminals has partnered with Microsoft to enhance the terminals’ container tracking and autonomous shuttle capabilities at Khalifa Port.

The partnership will enable enhanced container tracking and autonomous shuttle solutions across the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) through the deployment of Microsoft Cloud’s Azure Artificial Intelligence (AI) services.

The technology, rolled out in partnership with Microsoft Consulting Services, will fuel the introduction of AI-based container smart tracking solutions that will enable full traceability of all handled containers.

The partnership also has the potential to launch an autonomous vehicle system.

Ahmed Al Mutawa, CEO, Abu Dhabi Terminals, said, “By driving innovation through the implementation of AI and automation, Abu Dhabi Terminals is committed to modernising our port environment, while also dramatically reducing our carbon footprint, and costs, as well as turnaround times for those accessing Khalifa Port.”

Abu Dhabi Terminals is the management company and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), the region’s first, and one of the world’s largest semi-automated deep-water container terminals.

Ralph Haupter, President, Microsoft EMEA, added, “With its ongoing commitment to the adoption of new technologies, the UAE is reimagining the world of global shipping and logistics to ensure it is robust, resilient and future-ready.

“This collaboration ushers in a new era for autonomous vehicles in a terminal environment, and I’m excited to see Microsoft’s cloud, AI and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies contribute to its success.”

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