Under the newly signed agreement, both parties are focusing their attention on the provision and delivery of AI-enabled autonomous mobility solutions, autonomation simulation, and digital twinning with V2X-enabled fleet operator for ground handling equipment in ports, warehouses, and intralogistics operations.
Based in Melbourne, PortxGroup provides container cranes, container spreaders, terminal tractors, cabins and parts, and offerings engineering solutions, maintenance and servicing for all types of cargo handling equipment.
According to Aidrivers, the expertise, skills, and technical knowledge of both companies complement each other perfectly.
“We are thrilled to have signed this agreement with PortxGroup and look forward to a very fruitful collaboration,” said Dr Rafiq Swash, CEO of Aidrivers.
“PortxGroup has broad experience in offering and delivering industrial equipment and automation solutions and has a substantial market network and in-depth knowledge in the industry.
“We are confident that through this cooperation, Aidrivers and PortxGroup are well placed to drive forward key AI-enabled autonomous mobility solutions and innovation in the operationally demanding industry of ports and logistics sector.”
Peter McLean, Founder and Chairperson of PortxGroup, added: “PortxGroup and Aidrivers represent a powerful partnership with the knowledge and expertise required to create real change in port operations.
“This is a significant milestone for PortxGroup in delivering cutting edge, safety focused, sustainable and effective solutions in ports and logistics sector.”
Last month, Aidrivers and CVS Ferrari agreed to a new strategic collaboration focusing on the development and refinement of advanced autonomous container handling solutions.
The cooperation will initially focus on autonomous hybrid and electric empty container handlers.