DP World, D-Wave collaboration to employ Quantum Computing in Logistics

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Dubai-based global logistics company DP World, UAE has ushered in a new age of technological integration through its association with Canadian quantum computing company, D-Wave. 

DP World is all set to explore the power of Quantum Computing in the logistics and trade industry by engaging with D-Wave and other quantum computing leaders across the globe. With this collaboration, the logistics giant will be among an elite list of top organizations which are exploring the possibilities of Quantum Computing technology to boost business and optimize supply chains.

DP World – UAE has conducted several intensive and focused Quantum Computing training sessions, including actual exercises and the use of Quantum Computing coding. The firm has decided to use the technology in its industrial logistics, fleet, and traffic management segments.

Quantum computers offer supreme parallel performance, compared to classical computers in certain applications by providing exponential processing power to solve complex problems.

The use of Quantum Computing will push the boundaries of digital transformation within DP World, UAE Region while starting a new phase of quantum transformation to process and solve complex computations.

Mohammed Al Muallem
Mohammed Al Muallem,
CEO & MD – DP World
UAE Region

“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 organizational 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.”

“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.

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