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Abu Dhabi ports builds partnership to development digitalisation and sustainability of maritime sector

Captain Maktoum Al Hoqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer ? Abu Dhabi Ports, and Remi Eriksen, CEO and Group President, DNV GL, sign a MoU to transform the emirate?s maritime ecosystem. (Image source: Abu Dhabi Ports).

Abu Dhabi Ports, part of ADQ, one of the largest holding companies, have signed an MoU with DNV GL, a consultancy of independent maritime and energy experts, to push forward the sustainability and digitalisation of Abu Dhabis maritime ecosystem

Both companies have agreed to work together to develop the digital transformation and economic development of Abu Dhabi's maritime sector. The companies intend to deploy modern innovations including autonomous technology, AI, logistis and supply-chain authentication and machine learning to develop a more sustainable and efficient maritime sector. 

The partnership also encourages Emirati graduates to pursue a career in the maritime trade ecosystem by offering them research and development opportunities in decarbonisation, such as alternative fuels and renewable energy.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, explained, ?A vital aspect in Abu Dhabi?s philosophy is constantly researching and developing smarter ways to do things, and then integrating them into our local environment.

?Abu Dhabi Ports? strategic partnership with DNV GL ensures our emirate elevates its status as a world-leading maritime centre in the years ahead. Through the guidance of our wise leadership, we are committed to instilling a new generation of Emiratis with a strong ethos that values a sustainable model for economic growth.?

CEO and group president, DNV GL, Remi Eriksen, added, ?It is an honour for DNV GL to support ADPC in achieving its strategic vision. Digitalisation and decarbonisation are important themes in shaping a maritime industry that are future fit, and by working together we will maximise the impact.  We are looking forward to working with the leadership of Abu Dhabi Ports and being a partner in this transformational journey.?

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