The Port Tianjin has completed the world’s first traditional container terminal automation upgrade project.
The full completion of the automation upgrades at the container terminal is the result of the cooperation between COSCO SHIPPING, Tianjin Port Group and China Merchants Group.
COSCO said the project marks the large-scale application of the “Tianjin Solution” for the upgrade of traditional container terminals for total automated operation at the largest container terminal in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region.
The company believes this will establish a new benchmark for the construction of smart ports and green ports, as well as a new model of cooperation between central enterprises and local governments.
Vice Mayor of Tianjin Municipality and Vice Chairman of the Municipal CPPCC Committee Sun Wenkui attended a ceremony to commemorate the event on 1 July – Chairman of COSCO SHIPPING Wan Min joined virtually from Shanghai.
Despite the COVID-19 outbreaks across China, the Port of Tianjin handled approximately 4.63 million TEU of containers in the first three months of 2022, registering an increase of 3.5 per cent year on year.
According to the port’s operator, the figure marks a record high in container throughput compared to the same period in previous years.