Abu Dhabi Ports has revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dell Technologies, forming a partnership to develop technology-based concepts for the maritime sector.
The agreement, which was finalized in the presence of Michael Dell at Dell Technologies World 2019, will provide Abu Dhabi Ports with consulting services and help them leverage high value-added technologies, including AI and blockchain.
This collaboration, according to a statement, is part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ digital transformation journey, which involves combining their expertise with solution providers to establish best practices for the industry.
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In addition to this, the exchange of knowledge will used to support the creation of “truly integrated smart ports” that deliver higher levels of performance for customers and stakeholders.
The signing of the MoU with Dell follows Abu Dhabi Ports’ launch of Silsal in 2018, a blockchain-based solution that is designed to streamline trade flows and make supply chains more efficient.
#AbuDhabiPorts and @DellTech signed an MoU in presence of Michael Dell. It aims to integrate technologies such as #AI & machine learning into maritime operations accelerating their #SmartPort #digital transformation journey, enhancing services & #sustainable operations. pic.twitter.com/87bxfsC8oG
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Abdullah Al Hameli, Executive Vice President 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.
“Dell has long been a leader and pioneer in IT, and we look forward to combining their knowledge and insights with that of our own maritime experts.”
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Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President for the Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Dell Technologies, added: “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.”