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The world’s biggest automated container terminal, Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port in China, initiated its

trial operations of Phase 4 on Sunday, December 10. In full operation the port will be able to handle 4 million TEUs.

According to Xinhua news agency, the port will use automated handling equipment designed and manufactured in China, for loading and unloading, including a bridge crane, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) and a rail-mounted gantry crane, which are made by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company.

The automated management system will be used to provide safety and efficiency.

After the completion of the fourth phase, Yangshan Port will have the capability to manage 4 million TEUs and 6.3 million TEUs later in the project.

The terminal, except from increased handling efficiency, will reduce carbon emissions up to 10 percent, as well, Chen Wuyuan, president of Shanghai International Port Group, mentioned.

At the moment, the first set of machinery, includes… (Read More)   Source: https://www.safety4sea.com/worlds-biggest-automated-container-terminal-starts-operation/