Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has signed an agreement with leading classification society, DNV GL, to accelerate the sustainable development of Abu Dhabi’s maritime economy. The two companies will work together to advance the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi’s maritime sector. This is to be achieved through the deployment of autonomous technology, AI, machine learning, electrification and logistics and supply-chain authentication based on blockchain.
The partnership also creates opportunities to encourage Emirati graduates to pursue a career in Abu Dhabi’s maritime sector by offering research and development opportunities in the field of decarbonisation, such as alternative fuels and renewable energy usage. Commenting on the MoU, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “A vital aspect in Abu Dhabi’s philosophy is constantly researching and developing smarter ways to do things, and then integrating them into our local environment. Abu Dhabi Ports’ strategic partnership with DNV GL ensures our emirate will elevate its status as a world-leading maritime centre in the years ahead.”