(ECNS) -- Featuring giant cargo ships, neat rows of cranes, and massive containers, Yangshan Port is part of the Port of Shanghai.
In 2021, the container throughput of Yangshan Port exceeded 22.8 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), bringing the Port of Shanghai total to 47 million TEUs, helping it rank first globally for 12 consecutive years.
Shanghai's Yangshan Port, as the world's largest deep-water port, is further increasing its capacity and efficiency by automating the terminals (Yangshan PhaseI, II and III) and building an intelligent operation management system.
The newest terminal, Yangshan Phase IV, opened in December 2017, and is the world's largest and most intelligent automated container terminal. Its core technology is 100 percent Chinese-made. Practically in the middle of the sea, bridge cranes, gantry cranes and auto-guided vehicles (AGVs) are working in an orderly manner, making the terminal fully automated.
As a pioneering pilot project, the China-made intelligent operation system of Yangshan IV has reduced the labor cost by 70 percent and increased the handling efficiency by 30 percent, further boosting the handling capacity of Yangshan Port.
Now, the world's largest deep-water port is striving to build world-class terminals. A more smart, efficient and eco-friendly Yangshan Port is helping propel the international shipping hub of Shanghai toward a more crucial role on the global stage.