Revolutionising Port Operations: Aidrivers and SAGT Join Forces for Cutting-Edge Autonomous Solutions

Aidrivers Editor
Aidrivers Ltd.
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3 min readNov 24, 2023

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Aidrivers has been awarded by SAGT to provide autonomous technologies to address safety, resiliency, and sustainability in port terminal operations.

Aidrivers, a global cutting-edge company specialising in AI-enabled autonomous solutions for port logistics, and South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT), a renowned entity in the world of port operations, have officially agreed to enter into this transformative collaboration.

The agreement signifies a significant milestone for both businesses. It is set to bring a wave of sustainable innovation to SAGT’s operations by incorporating Aidrivers’ expertise in retrofitting Internal Terminal Vehicles (ITVs) with AI-enabled autonomous ecosystem, paving the way for scale-level deployment of Autonomous ITVs for container operations under mixed traffic environment within SAGT.

This project is set to make significant contributions towards SAGT’s sustainability and decarbonisation goals, enhancing safety and deployment resilience, which paves the way for the future of port automation.

This project underscores SAGT’s trust in Aidrivers’ capabilities to deliver a state-of-the-art technology while adhering to regulatory standards. Aidrivers, in turn, is committed to delivering and servicing SAGT’s operational needs, with full confidence that it will accelerate SAGT’s operations to greater heights.

Aidrivers will leverage its autonomous ecosystem and technical know-how to implement the AITV solution. The ultimate goal is to enhance terminal operations, improving safety, resiliency, efficiency and sustainability.

This agreement represents a significant step forward for both SAGT and Aidrivers, underscoring our commitment to sustainable autonomous solutions for port operations. It is anticipated to have a profound impact on the terminal’s operations, setting new standards in the field.” said Aidrivers founder and CEO Dr Rafiq Swash.

CEO of SAGT, Romesh David stated that “SAGT since its inception was and remains committed to deploying cutting edge technology that complements terminal operations enabling a world class service proposition to our customers. The partnership with Aidrivers to implement the AITV solution is the latest pioneering initiative by SAGT to enhance terminal safety and efficiency using modern advanced autonomous technologies. We are confident that the phased implementation of AITVs will help us leverage and optimize existing terminal assets towards further augmenting and differentiating best in class service levels to our customers”

About SAGT

South Asia Gateway Terminals Ltd also known as SAGT is a marine container terminal operating company located in the Port of Colombo. It is Sri Lanka’s first public private partnership project in the port industry and one of the four container terminals operating in the Port of Colombo. It is rated among the best container terminals in its class, globally.

About Aidrivers

Aidrivers, headquartered in London, UK, delivers AI-enabled autonomous ecosystems for industrial transport automation. Its expertise encompasses the creation and application of autonomous simulator (AISE), navigator (AIOS) and V2X-enabled fleet operator (AIFO) for reducing industry waste and downtime, to contribute to decarbonisation in ports and logistics.

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Aidrivers Editor
Aidrivers Ltd.

Aidrivers is accelerating the world's transition to autonomous vehicles and robotics.