DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk met last week at the World Government Summit in Dubai, as announced in DP World’s statement. At the meeting, they discussed potential application of Tesla’s state-of-the-art technology in port operations.
In particular, the discussion concerned the use of Tesla battery solutions for renewable energy storage in DP World’s ports and terminals in the fast growing markets of Africa, India and Latin America. For instance, this solution may be applied in the AGVs at DP World’s Rotterdam World Gateway. DP World operates one of the world’s most diverse and comprehensive network of 77 marine and inland terminals in 40 countries, in which the company keeps implementing the new technology to further enhance its impact on global trade.
During the Summit, Tesla announced the opening of its regional headquarters in Dubai and the start of delivering orders of cars in the country by the summer, in addition to investing “tens of millions of dollars in the UAE for charging, service and support infrastructures.”
This comes in line with DP World’s vision to adopt innovative and sustainable transport solutions across its portfolio.
“As a global trade enabler, we think ahead, foresee change and prepare for it, – said Bin Sulayem. – Mr. Musk’s vision to revolutionise transportation holds tremendous potential for enhancing our operational efficiencies and ensuring the smoother and faster movement of goods. It also resonates with our vision to lead the future of world trade and to do so in a sustainable manner so that we leave a legacy we can be proud of.”