Qingdao Port is now one of the world’s leading automated container
Shandong Provincial People’s Government has shared insights into its
automated container terminal at Qingdao Port as part of the 2022 Qingdao
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
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
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
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.