Abu Dhabi Terminals, in the presence of His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Ministry of Artificial Intelligence (AI), has announced a partnership agreement with Microsoft that heralds the next phase in the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi’s flagship maritime asset, Khalifa Port, says in article published on Construction business news website.
The landmark partnership will enable enhanced container tracking and autonomous shuttle capabilities across Abu Dhabi Terminal’s Khalifa Port terminal through the deployment of Artificial Intelligence Services of Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud.
The technology, deployed in partnership with Microsoft Consulting Services, will fuel the introduction of AI-based container smart tracking solutions that will ensure 100 percent traceability of all handled containers, as well as the potential to launch an autonomous vehicle system.
Ralph Haupter, President, Microsoft EMEA said: “With its ongoing commitment to the adoption of new technologies, the UAE is reimagining the world of global shipping and logistics to ensure it is robust, resilient and future-ready. This collaboration ushers in a new era for autonomous vehicles in a terminal environment, and I am excited to see Microsoft’s cloud, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technologies contribute to its success”.
Words of Abu Dhabi official
Ahmed Al Mutawa, CEO, Abu Dhabi Terminals, said: “By driving innovation through the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and automation, Abu Dhabi Terminals is committed to modernising our port environment, while also dramatically reducing our carbon footprint, and costs, as well as turnaround times for those accessing Khalifa Port”.
“We are confident that by improving operational efficiencies, we are encouraging economic growth and bolstering business continuity, while also providing UAE Nationals with new opportunities to pursue careers in the ever-growing field of Artificial Intelligence”.
“The support of the UAE Ministry of AI and our partnerships with world-leading technology providers such as Microsoft Corporation, not only future proofs our nation’s maritime assets and infrastructure, but enables Abu Dhabi Terminals, and our shareholders at Abu Dhabi Ports, to reap tremendous long-term benefits as we continue this exciting digital transformation journey.”
- Abu Dhabi Terminals has signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft Corporation to improve the container tracking and autonomous shuttle capabilities at its Khalifa Port Container Terminal.
- The partnership has been formed under the upcoming phase of digital development of Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port.
- Microsoft’s Azure Cloud will be installed at the port for enhancing the artificial intelligence (AI) services.
- Microsoft’s Azure Cloud will facilitate the launch of AI-focused container smart tracking solutions that will be able to trace all handled containers completely.
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