Saudi Ports and Marseille Fos sign a memorandum of cooperation in smart ports


Digital transformation towards smart ports forms an essential part of efforts to enhance international trade and support the marine environment, in addition to supporting green port initiatives. Smart ports aim to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase safety.

Prepare Smart ports One of the most prominent technologies sought by global ports. In this context, the Saudi Ports Authority and the Port of Marseille Fos signed Memorandum of Understanding It aims to enhance joint cooperation in several areas, including digital transformation towards smart ports, supporting the marine environment, and the green ports initiative.

This cooperation took place through the agreement concluded on the sidelines of the Gulf Vision Forum (VISION GOLFE 2024), which was organized by the National Agency to Support the Development of the French Economy Internationally (Business France) from June 4-5, 2024 AD in the French capital, Paris, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, French industrial and digital sovereignty, under the auspices of French President Emmanuel Macron, aims to promote international trade and support the marine environment.

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It comes as part of “Mawani’s” efforts to achieve the goals of the national strategy for transport and logistics services, which aims to consolidate the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics center and a hub linking the three continents.

This memorandum is an important step in enhancing international cooperation in the port sector and achieving environmental and economic sustainability. This French-Saudi cooperation is an example of international cooperation in the field of technology and economics, and may open the door to more mutual opportunities between the two countries.

Regarding the meaning of smart ports, they are ports that use advanced technology such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems to improve operational efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and enhance security. Using these technologies, smart ports aim to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase safety and reduce environmental impact.

The goal of these technologies is to enhance port performance, improve loading, unloading and cargo storage operations, as well as enhance security and safety in ports. Thanks to the innovative use of technology, smart ports can better deal with modern maritime transport challenges and provide more efficient and flexible services to customers.



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