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Abu Dhabi Ports teams with DNV GL on digital transformation

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DNV GL’s Remi Eriksen (right) signing the MoU with ADP chief corporate authority officer Capt. Maktoum Al Hoqani
Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has signed a MoU with DNV GL to accelerate the sustainable development of the Abu Dhabi emirate’s maritime ecosystem, as overseen by the new ADP-led body Abu Dhabi Maritime set up earlier this year.

Under the agreement, both companies agree to work together to advance Abu Dhabi’s maritime development through the deployment of leading-edge innovations including autonomous technology, AI, machine learning, electrification, as well as logistics and supply-chain authentication based on blockchain. 

The intention is also to encourage Emirati graduates to pursue a career in the domestic maritime industry by offering R&D opportunities in the field of decarbonisation, such as alternative fuels and renewable energy usage.

“We are committed to instilling a new generation of Emiratis with a strong ethos that values a sustainable model for economic growth, and embraces decarbonisation and digitalisation across the entire maritime and logistics supply chain,” commented Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, ADP group ceo.

DNV GL ceo and group president Remi Eriksen called it an honour’ to support  Abu Dhabi’s digitalisation and decarbonisation efforts in the maritime sector, and said his group looked forward to working with the leadership of ADP and “being a partner in this transformational journey.”

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