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DP World, UAE to explore potential of quantum computing in supply chain

DP World signs quantum computing logistics deal
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DP World, UAE Region has signed an agreement with D-Wave and other global leaders to explore the potential of quantum computing in the logistics and supply chain industries.

The terminal operator said the move will place it among the top organisations looking into quantum computing technology to boost business and will help usher in a new era to optimise the logistics chain.

DP World, UAE said it has conducted intensive and focused training sessions on quantum computing, which included actual exercises and the use of coding. It identified industrial logistics, fleet and traffic management elements where the software can be applied to revolutionise operations across the supply chain.

Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region said, “This initiative is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, when he said, we are building a new reality for our people, a new future for our children, and a new model of development.

“Our organisational culture is based on motivating our teams to go beyond their limits and innovate, which enables us to maintain our ‘number one’ status.

“In this regard, quantum computing capabilities complement our need to reach ultimate smart trade and achieve a seamless logistics infrastructure, where everything is connected, devices work in harmony, and all our operations components communicate with each other intelligently.

“This will enable us to achieve the quantum leap from traditional digital ways of functioning to wise and intelligent transformation.”

Al Muallem added, “We have already invested heavily in our digital solutions, which has helped us overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the sustainability of our operations.

“These solutions will ultimately reinforce the growth of our customers. The new quantum computing performance will maximise the value we deliver to our customers, and the communities we serve.”

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