TRIAL operations have commenced at the Shanghai Yangshan deep water port, the biggest automated container shipping terminal globally that will initially handle four million TEU.
Located at the south of Donghai Bridge, phase four of the Yangshan port covers 2.667 million square yards and has a 2,569-yard shoreline. Its annual box handling capacity will soon be raised to 6.3 million TEU through the deployment of 26 bridge cranes and 120 rail-mounted gantry cranes.
“The automated terminal not only increases the port’s handling efficiency but also reduces carbon emissions by up to 10 per cent,” Shanghai International Port Group president Chen Wuyuan told Xinhua News Agency.
According to Xinhua, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co made all the equipment involved in the upgrade at the world’s busiest container port, reported The Washington Times.