OLC Leading Digital Transformation of Logistics in Oman

OLC Leading Digital Transformation of Logistics in Oman

Services range from drone deliveries to technical advice for logistics companies

Oman Logistics Center (OLC) is leading the digital transformation of the logistics sector in the Sultanate through implementing innovative and smart solutions while adopting best international practices.

Earlier, OLC had formally announced The MEA HUB (www.themeahub.com) which provides a full spectrum of innovative logistics services. Its drone delivery program, 'Tech Try', facilitiates the piloting and adoption of emerging logistics technologies.

The Tech Try programme was recently responsible for the testing of underwater and aeriel drones at the Port of Sultan Qaboos (PSQ) and the Port of Sohar. Tech Try also recently conducted trials of drone delivery for cargo in Muscat and Nizwa, and tested drones in warehouse operations.

Meanwhile, 'Tech Scan' analyzes feedback from logistics providers and service users generating comprehensive industry insights. This scanning element also identifies global emerging trends and technology developments ripe for adoption.

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'Tech Clinic' provides zero-cost advisory service to enterprenures, SMEs, startups and individuals, leveraging the experience and knowledge of the Hub’s panel of experts, currently supporting over 36 Omani entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Tech Try, Tech Scan and Tech Clinic services are all accessible through The MEA Hub. The digital transformation underway will not only enhance trade facilitation, but grow the Omani logistics sector’s contribution to GDP.

Commenting on the announcement, Ali Al Shidhani, ASYAD Group VP of Technology said: “In Oman we firmly believe that the comprehensive identification, piloting and early adoption of emerging logistics technologies will continue to provide the Sultanate’s logistics sector with a competitive advantage.

"ASYAD Group is always looking for ways to generate greater industry efficiencies, and technology solutions are always at the forefront of our thinking.”

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