View my other blog -


Sunday, November 6, 2022

Experience A Seamless 5G & 4L Smart Port Solution at Tianjin Port

The Christmas holiday season is one of the busiest season all over the world and this can create delays when it comes to dispatching different goods and commodities on time. Last year alone, port congestion caused severe disruptions in global supply chains, and most stores were out of stock during the Black Friday and Christmas, the peak selling season.

With these scenario, Tianjin Port offers a solution that will lessen such experience. Tianjin Port is one of the world's largest ports. It has a 300000-ton-class wharf with a channel depth of -22 meters. It has 192 berths of various types and 128 berths above the 10,000-ton-class.

By the end of 2021, the port's cargo throughput reached 435 million tons, ranking ninth in the world, while the container throughput exceeded 18.35 million TEUs, ranking the eight port in the world. 

The cost of manual operations at this scale is exuberant, both in terms of money and efficiency. 

A typical port usually deals with vessel arrivals and departures, shoreside operations, horizontal transport, yard operations, manual tractor trailer transport, and gate operations. 

With port digitalization, handling cargo within the port makes use of automated horizontal transport which is faster. 

The Smart Port Solution uses the latest tech- intelligent twins, autonomous driving, 5G, cloud computing, and IoT- to create a better connected, smarter, and more autonomous system. 

The Tianjin Port Group (TPG), together with Huawei and other partners has come up with a solution to develop a smart terminal that effectively address the delays caused by the busy season. This is also a part of TPG's efforts to build a smart and green port. 

One of the key innovative applications to address this is Huawei's self-developed, truly AI-based intelligent horizontal transportation system, which has achieved a series of "world firsts': Large-scale commercial use of ultra-L4 driverless, the world's first "5G_BeiDou" integration of ubiquitous intelligence, the world's first self-sufficiency in green electricity and zero carbon emission, etc. This achievement provides a blueprint for other parts of the world to build intelligent and low-carbon ports. 

The results speak for themselves. On the port's visitor platform at the container terminal at Section C of Tianjin Port, container cranes operate automatically and unmanned electric container trucks come and go. At the port, remotely controlled quay cranes stably pick up containers onto unmanned electric container trucks. Under the guidance of the BeiDou navigation satellite system, the container trucks go to the automatic locking/unlocking stations, according the optimal driving route calculated in real time, to unlock containers, and then drive to the container yard. The whole process is completed in one go. 

The intelligent and digital transformation of the ports has led to tangible benefits. Previously, transporting containers to container yards within ports requires a large number of container trucks. Using human drivers is very costly. Tianjin Port currently has 76 container trucks. To ensure 24/7 operations, each container truck needs three drivers working in three shifts every day. The port needs 60% fewer staff than before. 

Also, it is exhausting for truck drivers to drive on fixed routes in three shifts, posing an obvious safety hazard. Now, Drivers (who are in high demand) now operate trucks remotely and no longer have to face dangerous, unhealthy working conditions. And each container now consumes 20% less energy, cranes are 20% more efficient on average, with each crane operating 39 container units per hour. 

The terminal of Section C in the Beijiang Port Area of Tianjin Port is the first smart terminal of its kind to deploy an intelligent horizontal transport system. With this innovative feature at Tianjin Port, there's a faster movement of containers that goes in and out of the port and this reduces the delays in shipments of goods and commodities around the world. Looking ahead, Huawei will continue working with partners to deploy and replicate this experience in more ports, building smart ports together. 


Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Archive

Popular Posts

A member of Philippine Bloggers Network

A member of Mommy Blogger Philippines

Mommy Bloggers Philippines
Viva Manilena Blog by Edel Santiago. Powered by Blogger.

Copyright © Viva Manilena | Powered by Blogger
Design by AnarielDesign | Blogger Theme by