DP WORLD, UAE REGION IS THE FIRST IN THE REGION

DP WORLD, UAE REGION IS THE FIRST IN THE REGION TO EXPLORE THE QUANTUM COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY

Through this endeavour, the company aims to revolutionise the

supply chain and logistics industry 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2021: Fulfilling its vision to become the leader in smart trade, DP World, UAE Region has taken a step forward to explore the power of Quantum Computing in the logistics and trade industry through collaboration and exploration with D-Wave and other global leaders in the quantum computing sphere. This move will place DP World, UAE Region among the top organisations that are exploring the Quantum Computing technology to boost business and will help usher in a new era to optimise the supply chain.

DP World, UAE Region conducted intensive and focused training sessions on Quantum Computing, which included actual exercises and the use of Quantum Computing coding. The smart trade enabler identified industrial logistics, fleet, and traffic management elements, where the power of Quantum Computing will be applied to revolutionise operations across the supply chain.

Quantum computers provide exponential processing power to solve complex problems. It can deliver parallel performance in certain applications better than classical computers. Quantum Computing will push the boundaries of digital transformation within DP World, UAE Region, starting a new phase of quantum transformation to process and solve complex computations.

Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region said: “This initiative is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, when he said, we are building a new reality for our people, a new future for our children, and a new model of development. Our organisational culture is based on motivating our teams to go beyond their limits and innovate, which enables us to maintain our ‘number one’ status. In this regard, quantum computing capabilities complement our need to reach ultimate smart trade and achieve a seamless logistics infrastructure, where everything is connected, devices work in harmony, and all our operations components communicate with each other intelligently. This will enable us to achieve the quantum leap from traditional digital ways of functioning to wise and intelligent transformation.”

Al Muallem added: “We have already invested heavily in our digital solutions, which has helped us overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the sustainability of our operations. These solutions will ultimately reinforce the growth of our customers. The new quantum computing performance will maximise the value we deliver to our customers, and the communities we serve.”

D-Wave is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers, software, and services.  DP World, UAE Region’s committed efforts in exploring Quantum Computing Technology will strengthen its position as a global trade enabler, providing benefits to the supply chain, logistics and trade and the end consumer.

About DP World

We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.

We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 136 business units in 61 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 53,360 employees from 137 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.