Tesla technology for DP World’s global operations

DP World Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk during their meeting on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai. Photo D.P. World

By Joseph R. Fonseca

DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin
Sulayem and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk have discussed
potential uses of Tesla technology for DP World's global
operations in a meeting at the World Government Summit in

Topics revolved around the use of Tesla battery solutions for
renewable energy storage in the global trade enabler's ports and
terminals in the fast growing markets of Africa, India and Latin

The company's 77 marine and inland terminals in 40 countries form
one of the most diverse and comprehensive operational networks in
the world. Mr. Bin Sulayem is now also exploring possible
implementations of Tesla's state-of-the-art technology to further
enhance DP World's impact on global trade.

DP World's Rotterdam World Gateway is already employing
driverless cars at its terminal, while several other DP World
operations are in the process of implementing the new technology.

Tesla's decision to set up its regional headquarters in Dubai,
which was announced at the Summit, complements DP World's vision
to adopt innovative and sustainable transport solutions across
its portfolio.

DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said:
"As a global trade enabler, we think ahead, foresee change and
prepare for it. 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.

"Our visionary leadership has taught us to anticipate change and
this is what has led to our success as well as the rapid
development of the UAE into the global business hub that it is
today. Mr. Musk is at the forefront of enabling sustainable
transport and energy use solutions, which is integral to our goal
of protecting our environment and building a vibrant and
resilient society."

Feb 16, 2017

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