Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Digital Innovation Lab

Abu Dhabi PortAbu Dhabi Ports has launched the first Port Digital Innovation Lab, as part of its commitment to innovation, through providing a platform for creative minds in the UAE to develop innovative solutions and technological applications to meet trade and industry needs

The lab is located at Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, the developer and operator of the first port community system in the emirate.

Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO Abu Dhabi Ports, said, “The launch of the first Port Digital Innovation Lab in the region marks another significant milestone in Abu Dhabi Ports dedication to investing in cutting-edge technological innovations and skills. On the behalf of Abu Dhabi Ports, I would like to thank all our partners who have worked closely with us and played an integral role in making this project a success.”

Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, general manager of Maqta Gateway, added, “Innovation lies at the heart of Abu Dhabi Ports. We are delighted to announce, here, during UAE Innovation Month, the launch of the Port Digital Innovation Lab – the next step in digitalising trade.”

“This is the first Port Digital Innovation Lab in the Middle East and it promises to fulfil the need for studying emerging technologies and developing new solutions by young, inspired creators and innovators that can then be practically applied to real-life trade and market situations,” she added.

In addition, Abu Dhabi Ports also revealed its long-term innovation strategy to its stakeholders. The strategy will focus on development of initiatives around four key themes; smart technology, Ports-Emirates duality, future trade and logistics and space logistics.

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