Abu Dhabi Ports selects Dell Technologies in digitisation push

MoU seeks to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI

Over the past few years, Abu Dhabi Ports has made it a mission to harness digital solutions for trade and port communities.
Over the past few years, Abu Dhabi Ports has made it a mission to harness digital solutions for trade and port communities.

Abu Dhabi Ports has entered into a strategic partnership with Dell Technologies to integrate some of the latest technologies into maritime operations and solutions

Under an MoU signed at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, the IT giant will provide the port operator with consulting services and help them leverage high value-added technologies such as blockchain, and artificial intelligence (AI) to fuel their digital transformation journey.

In addition, the partnership will also see an exchange of industry best practices and expertise needed to develop integrated smart ports that can better serve the customers and other stakeholders of Abu Dhabi Ports.

Abdullah Al Hameli, executive vice president – corporate support at Abu Dhabi Ports, said “We are delighted to partner with Dell Technologies on our ongoing digital journey. 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. Together, we will explore ways to harness the most exciting technologies to make the future of maritime operations and services safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.”

Mohammed Amin, senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Dell Technologies, commented, “At Dell Technologies, we primarily aim to help organisation build their digital future and transform their infrastructure. We are well positioned with end to end solutions to enable Abu Dhabi Ports modernise 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.  It is a pleasure to partner with Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve their visionary step towards transforming the logistics and industrial services in Abu Dhabi and the UAE and lead the disruption of the maritime industry in the region.”

Over the past few years, Abu Dhabi Ports has made significant strides in harnessing digital solutions for trade and port communities. In 2018, it launched Silsal, a blockchain-based solution aimed at streamlining trade flows and supply chains.

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