CMA CGM to integrate quantum computing into maritime operations

CMA CGM Group is making a move to integrate quantum computing into its maritime and logistics operations, with an investment in French technology company Pasqal.

The strategic partnership will lead to the creation of a Quantum Centre of Excellence at TANGRAM, the Group’s training and innovation centre, which will have access to a quantum processor developed by Pasqal to allow staff members to be trained in quantum computing.

TANGRAM and Pasqal will jointly organise events dedicated to exploring the capabilities of the technology, including use case workshops, technical presentations, and master classes to promote innovation and collaboration within CMA CGM and with its partners.

“This partnership with Pasqal will allow CMA CGM to apply quantum computing technologies to maritime transport and logistics, reinforcing our Group’s position as a leader in the digital transformation of our industry,” said Hadi Zablit, Executive Vice President for Information and Technology at the CMA CGM Group.

“With Pasqal, we aim to unlock the full potential of quantum computing for greater operational efficiency, serving our customers.”

CMA CGM says that it aims to leverage quantum computing to improve the efficiency, responsiveness, and adaptability of its transport and logistics services to market fluctuations, optimising container management and loading on its ships.

The initiative is part of a wider strategy to ramp up the Group’s digital capabilities and follows investments in technology companies and artificial intelligence initiatives such as Kyutai and Mistral AI.

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