CMA CGM partners with Pasqal to enhance logistics with quantum computing

CMA CGM has announced a groundbreaking partnership with Pasqal, aiming to leverage quantum computing to enhance efficiency, responsiveness, and adaptability in transport and logistics. The collaboration will focus on optimising container management, particularly their loading on ships.

A key component of this partnership is the establishment of a Quantum Computing Center of Excellence at TANGRAM, CMA CGM’s innovation hub dedicated to training and development. This center will feature a quantum processor developed by Pasqal, providing CMA CGM with cutting-edge technology to advance its logistics operations.

To foster a deeper understanding of quantum computing within the company, Pasqal will provide an e-learning platform for CMA CGM staff. Additionally, TANGRAM and Pasqal will co-organise events such as use case workshops, technical presentations, and master classes, aimed at promoting innovation and collaboration among CMA CGM employees, partners, clients, and suppliers.

This initiative aligns with CMA CGM’s strategy to innovate and transform its activities through advanced technologies. It builds on previous investments in tech companies and artificial intelligence projects, including Kyutai and Mistral AI. The partnership with Pasqal positions CMA CGM at the forefront of digitalisation in the transport and logistics sector.

Hadi Zablit, Executive Vice President for Information & Technology at CMA CGM, stated, “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.”

Georges-Olivier Reymond, CEO of Pasqal, echoed this enthusiasm, highlighting the partnership’s potential to develop concrete use cases and advance quantum computing research. Reymond expressed eagerness to collaborate with CMA CGM, a historic French company, to unlock the full potential of quantum computing.