DP World, UAE Region and DGWorld have entered an agreement to provide an Autonomous Internal Terminal Vehicles (AITVs) fleet to Jebel Ali Port.

The partnership will also provide related integrations in the current operational processes and infrastructures.

DP World, UAE Region has showcased its plans to support its initiatives and strategy of introducing digitalisation and technologies as the new standard for port operations.

According to the contract, DGWorld will supply and integrate its autonomous technology in multiple phases at the current ITV fleet.

It is expected to boost the overall terminal efficiency, as well as decrease the size of the fleet.

DP World, UAE Region CEO and MD Mohammed Al Muallem said: “At DP World, UAE Region, we employ today’s frontline technologies such as robotics, automation, Internet of Things, big data, virtual reality and cybersecurity to build and sustain our efficiencies.

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“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.”

DG World founder and CEO Bilal Al-Zoubi added: “Following the visionary leadership of DP World and Dubai to be one most advanced and smartest ports, as well as city in the world, we are investing heavily in the best minds, practices and resources to develop those applications and technologies to match their operational requirements based on the highest international standards and now we are moving stronger to expand our current operations locally and globally with the great support of DP World and the Dubai – UAE Government.”

The previous trials of the new technology demonstrated that it can increase the potential for efficient and economical automation of the current container terminals when combined with artificial intelligence (AI)-based software solutions.