DP World has opened the first smart logistics centre in Lurin, Peru, connected through optical fibres to its terminal at Callao Port, near the capital Lima.
The centre will deliver information to the port and customs, enabling customers to manage the movement of their cargo using their own electronic devices and smartphones.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Peruvian Deputy Transport Minister Fiorella Moulinilli, Lima Mayor Jose Arakaki Nakamine, DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Peru CEO Gerard van den Heuvel and other senior officials.
Bin Sulayem said: "This new logistics centre underlines our commitment to enabling trade across the supply chain connecting ports and customs through smart technology to make life easier for business and end-users. The new platform is designed to encourage trade in the region and on the west coast of South America saving time and money through the efficient movement of cargo. This development is part of our strategy to deploy state-of-the-art technology across our global portfolio of 77 marine and inland terminals worldwide."
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