DP World, UAE Region and the autonomous vehicle, robotics and AI specialist, DGWorld, have entered a contractual agreement to equip Jebel Ali port with a fleet of Autonomous Internal Terminal Vehicles (AITVs). Under the terms of the agreement, DGWorld will deliver and integrate its autonomous technology with the terminal operator’s existing terminal vehicle fleet in a phased operation, with the aim of further increasing operational efficiency and allowing the company to reduce the number of units required on site.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said, “As a trade enabler, technology has powered and underpinned our capabilities as an essential economic service at a time when the UAE needs us most. Digital technology will continue to drive smart trade for DP World, UAE Region and help us create a better future for all.”
According to DP World, previous trials of the DGWorld technology have shown that it is capable of quickly unlocking potential efficiency and economic gains through the automation of existing container terminals. The benefits will be generated in combination with the intensive use of AI-based software solutions developed jointly by DP World and DGWorld.