A range of innovative technology solutions for the logistics sector are now available through the ASYAD Group’s Oman Logistics Center (OLC) and its recently launched Mea Hub platform. One of these, Tech Try, facilitates the piloting and adoption of emerging logistics technologies. This programme was recently responsible for the testing of underwater and aerial drones at the Port of Sultan Qaboos (PSQ) and the Port of Sohar. Tech Try also recently conducted trials of drone delivery services for cargo in Muscat and Nizwa, and has further tested drones in warehouse operations.
Another service that can be access through the OLC platform, Tech Scan, analyses feedback from logistics providers and service users generating industry insights. This scanning element also identifies global emerging trends and technology developments that are ready for adoption. Furthermore the Tech Clinic has been set up to offer zero-cost advisory services to entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises, startups and individuals, leveraging the experience and knowledge of a panel of experts. Ali Al Shidhani, ASYAD Group Vice President, Technology, said: “We firmly believe that the comprehensive identification, piloting and early adoption of emerging logistics technologies will continue to provide the Sultanate’s logistics sector with a competitive advantage. ASYAD Group is always looking for ways to generate greater industry efficiencies, and technology solutions are always at the forefront of our thinking.”