China Opens World’s Largest Automated Terminal

 11 Dec 2017 09.41am

China has reportedly begun trial operations at the Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port – the largest automated terminal in the world – according to The Washington Times.

The Port of Shanghai is already the World’s busiest port, and the addition of the new terminal will only cement that position by adding vast capacity and technological capability.

Chen Wuyuan, President of Shanghai International Port Group, told the Xinhua News Agency: “The automated terminal not only increases the port’s handling efficiency but also reduces carbon emissions by up to 10%.”

Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port will initially handle 4 million TEU – this will expand to around 6.3 million TEU, with the rollout of 26 bridge cranes and 120 rail-mounted gantry cranes.

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With the opening of this latest terminal, China continues to break new ground in its development as the most advanced nation in automated terminal operations.

The automated future of port terminals will be a key element of the discussion at the upcoming Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference.

The conference will bring together the top futurists, analysts and engineers in AI Automation to: uncover the secrets of AI Automation, explore the latest cutting-edge operations along the supply chain, address the human cost and how that can be leveraged, envision what lays in store for humanity and physical trade, as well as ensure optimum cybersecurity practices are discovered.

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