DP World has opened a new technology centre in Bangalore, India – the second office to be opened by the terminal operator this year.
A third office in Gurugram is set open over the coming months.
Employees at the centre will take on a variety of roles – from developers, product and project management, to UX designers, and systems analysts.
In these roles, individuals will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge applications of heavy automation, AI, and robotics – such as in BOXBAY technology and Cargoes Finance.
The office was inaugurated by Mike Bhaskaran, Group Chief Operating Office of Digital Technology, and Pradeep Desai, DP World’s Chief Technology Officer.
“The trade and logistics industry is ripe for high-scale automation. Our teams will be working towards making existing solutions more efficient and building new solutions – from conception to execution – helping deliver a seamless flow of trade from the ground up,” said Bhaskaran.
“We are creating prosperity by offering every business and every producer transparent, controllable access to global markets at the click of a button with our end-to-end digital eco-system.”
Desai added: “What makes us different at DP World is that the ownership of the product is here with us.
“We are conceptualizing new products to offer our customers. This means our developers, managers and analysts are involved in co-creating solutions from the ground up and owning the software development process from the beginning to the end. Engineers will get to work on exciting technologies like Blockchain, IoT, AI and ML, all of which are heavily used in automating trade flows.”
Earlier this week, DP World also signed an agreement with the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) to establish a new fully integrated smart logistics park in Jeddah Islamic Port.
The deal includes over SAR 500M ($133 million) worth of investment from DP World, making it the fifth deal following a series of agreements signed with companies in maritime transport and logistics including Maersk, Bahri and CMA CGM.