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DP World, UAE Region, the leading smart trade enabler, has announced the completion of implementing ZODIAC, a terminal operating system (TOS), in Jebel Ali Port’s Container Terminal 3 (CT3). The move represents an additional step to fulfil DP World, UAE Region’s vision to lead smart transformation in its ports and logistics hub. The fully automated system includes advanced solutions for remote control of the port’s facilities.
With this achievement, CT3 will be able to integrate with any terminal that uses the same automation system. Thus, enhancing its ability to ensure smooth operations even during crises, providing businesses with complete support to access the global supply chain with high efficiency and capacity.
The move by DP World, UAE Region is in continuation with its proactive vision to adopt the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to enhance its readiness for the future and its development of innovative solutions to combat the challenges of tomorrow. This vision constitutes a comprehensive transformation of the global logistics industry, enabling customers to connect better with the global supply and supply chain.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region said: “We have promised our leadership in the UAE, and all our customers and partners, to be one of the first entities to accelerate the recovery of the economy despite the pandemic, by implementing the state-of-the-art digital systems, to ensure sustainability of our operations and keep trade flowing. With our constant efforts, we work hard to fulfil our responsibility as the key player that is securing vital supplies of food and medical supplies in the country. Our technologically advanced logistical infrastructure empowers our customers to continue their operations efficiently and reach global markets.”
Al Muallem added: “This achievement, which we are proud of, is a result of our long-term efforts to nurture local Emirati experts, who have been the force behind the advanced digital ZODIAC system that outweighs the automation and control capabilities of other systems. It has the ability to promote an immediate and direct connection between all facilities and assets of the station, including cranes, large bridges or trucks for transporting and loading containers, in addition to the smart sensors, Internet of Things, and the big data system that we own to enable swift handling of shipments from the ship to the warehouse of the merchant.”
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