The CARGOES team of DP World, the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, announced their new category, Ports and Terminals solutions, at the CARGOES Digital Trade Flow event in Dubai on Wednesday, November 10 at DP World’s pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai.
For now, CARGOES Ports and Terminals solutions will focus on four key sub-categories IOT+, AVA+, GC+, and TOS+ that will house different products. CARGOES Ports and Terminals solution TOS+ supports integrations and is available in 70% of DP World’s ports and other existing port software for advanced process automation. The company has an interconnected global network of 190 business units in 68 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets.
Dr Mohamed Rahmah, Vice President, Zodiac – DP World said, “We are one of the key smart solutions technology players in the ports and terminals industry. Today, I can proudly say that we are the most advanced ports and terminals solutions provider. We’ve made several comparisons over the years, and there is a major gap between our solutions and others. To be honest, we found that we are more advanced in the way we use and apply future technologies to real-life terminal scenarios.”
IOT+’s Digital Twin solution was the highlight of the event. Digital Twin provides terminals with a 3D digital replica of the terminal environment, or ‘Digital Twin’, gives operations staff access to highly accurate real-time simulations of physical objects and their processes.
The improved situational awareness and transparency offered by CARGOES IOT+ Digital Twin can be used for management, real-time monitoring, maintenance, security and safety, as well as data-driven performance insights for further efficiency optimisations and greater resource utilisation.
The historical data accumulated from tracking terminal activities is where the magic begins – where real-time data is leveraged to create smart predictions and actionable improvement recommendations by leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World said, “I am really proud to see my team launch CARGOES Ports & Terminals solutions which has been developed by our own DP World team. I enjoyed talking with the team at the DP World Flow Pavilion and engaging with our valued customers and partners.”
“Digital technology in our business is crucial. If the cargo does not reach the customer, it’s a problem, and this is why we have invested US$4 billion in technology since 2016. CARGOES Ports & Terminals solutions are easy to implement because it is cloud-based and scalable. Our goal, to get cargo faster to customers,” he continued.
“DP World was solely seen as a port operator, our role, within the port. But this created risk for us as accountability was a grey area. Hence, we decided to redefine our role ‘from the factory floor, to the customer’s door’. We will not necessarily replicate every part of the supply chain, but at least we will be involved, take charge and add value.”
“Today we are a smart logistics and trade company, ready to provide the most advanced physical and technological solutions,” bin Sulayem added.
Most information provided by ports is non-digital, and interactions have to be performed manually. Digital Twin solutions are one of the core technologies in the increasing digitalisation of smart ports worldwide, and CARGOES Ports and Terminals Solutions aims to be at the forefront.
The Digital Trade Flow event also presented the other sub-categories AVA+, Advanced Video Analytics, which provides terminals with image recognition solutions to ID container information, damage and more; GC+, General Cargo SaaS within a single-window solution; and TOS+, the foundational Terminal Operating System products suite that provides operations and planning, billing and more.
DP World has been creating new tech solutions that help trade move around the world, and now regards itself as a tech company, as much as a global trade enabler. The company’s industry-leading technology team has been very active in digitising the global supply chain.