Qingdao Port becomes the world’s first hydrogen-powered and 5G intelligent port

2022-06-24 17:32:20 International Ports News

Qingdao Port is now one of the world’s leading automated container terminals

Shandong Provincial People’s Government has shared insights into its automated container terminal at Qingdao Port as part of the 2022 Qingdao Multinationals Summit.

As the traffic volume continues to increase, the port’s carrying capacity limitation has become a bottleneck that limits further development.

It quickly became evident that deploying a 3D intelligent, green and low-carbon transportation system is the way of the future, the Information Office of the People’s Government of Shandong Province wrote in its statement.

Shandong Port Group Senior Expert Zhang Liangang and Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal General Manager Li Yongcui explained that Qingdao Port is now one of the world’s leading automated container terminals equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, a high degree of automation and high loading and offloading efficiency.

It is also the first fully automated container terminal in Asia.

The port has achieved productivity of 36.2 containers per ship per hour on average, peaking at 52.76 containers per hour, a production efficiency that is 50 per cent higher than other ports with similar automated terminals

As one of the world’s largest automated terminals, Qingdao Port can accommodate 24,000 TEU container ships with an annual throughput of 5.2 million TEU.

On 30 June, 2021, the world’s first intelligent overhead container delivery system (in a pilot phase) was put into operation at the automated terminal.

It is the world’s first ‘hydrogen + 5G’ smart ecological terminal

 Qingdao Port has claimed that it is the world’s first ‘hydrogen + 5G’ smart ecological terminal, pioneering hydrogen-powered crane technology and systems by developing a hydrogen energy-driven solution for the fueling of equipment needed for the operation of a large port.

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