New research backed by DP World, showed that Egyptian businesses plan to leverage technology to enhance supply chain efficiency and agility with 28 percent of them exploring the use of Blockchain. As per the research 28% of Egyptian executives surveyed want to leverage technology. In addition, 33 percent are exploring advanced automation, and 28% want to use Blockchain to improve traceability, security, and data protection.

As Egypt’s economy expands into new sectors and positions itself as a manufacturing hub in Africa, 28% of executives view market expansion as the key driver for export growth. Europe (37%) and North America (34%) are expected to significantly boost export revenue in 2024. Technological advancements (35%) are anticipated to increase output levels and import values.

Rizwan Soomar, CEO & Managing Director of DP World for North Africa & the Indian Subcontinent, commented, “Aware of current economic and geopolitical hurdles, we echo the optimism of the surveyed Egyptian executives. They aim to fortify their supply chains with technology and explore new growth markets. These findings align with DP World’s initiatives in Egypt, where technology implementation addresses business challenges and bolsters resilient supply chains. For instance, at the Port of Ain Sokhna, our technology has improved truck turnaround times by 35% and vessel productivity by 16%. We’ve also introduced multi-channel payment solutions and customer self-service applications for real-time data access, enhancing cargo control and visibility. Together with our development of end-to-end logistics solutions in Egypt, underpinned by DP World’s CARGOES suite of technology platforms, we aim to build resilient supply chain solutions that enable businesses to navigate the challenges of trade seamlessly and efficiently.”

DP World itself has been strongly utilizing technology. For example DP World, Fintech owned platform, DP World Trade Finance partnered with Blockchain enabled UAE Trade Connect to transform trade finance and combat fraud across the UAE.