• 2023 January 23 10:34

    Tianjin Port Group and Huawei to deepen cooperation to build a digital twin of the port

    Tianjin Port Group and Huawei announced this week that the two companies will deepen cooperation to build a digital twin of the port, making it more automated and intelligent, according to Business Wire. Yang Jiemin, Vice President of Tianjin Port Group, explained that this plan consists of three parts: Construction of new automated terminals, upgrading of traditional terminals, and comprehensive digital transformation.

    The Section C Terminal in the Beijiang Port Area of the Port of Tianjin was the world's first smart, zero-carbon port terminal. It entered large-scale commercial operations in October 2021, and has been stably operating ever since. 5G and L4 autonomous driving technologies are applied at this terminal to make it both safer and more efficient. At the terminal, container cranes operate automatically and intelligent robots of the horizontal transportation system frequently come and go. Remotely controlled quay cranes lift loaded containers from cargo ships and put them onto the intelligent robots for horizontal transportation. Supported by the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, these robots are guided to automatic locking/unlocking stations to unlock containers and then to the container yard along optimal driving routes that are calculated in real time. The entire process runs smoothly.

    Yang Jiemin explained how the new solution, which combines 5G and L4 autonomous driving technologies, has for the first time been put into large-scale commercial application in a partially public scenario at the Section C Terminal. This has provided a new model for upgrading and transforming existing traditional container terminals worldwide. "These innovations being used at the Port of Tianjin are having a huge impact on the port industry, creating new value for ports by improving operating environments, driving green and low-carbon development, and increasing operational efficiency. We believe that these practices will promote the intelligent development of the global port industry," said Yang.

    As a major modern port, the Port of Tianjin boasts 300,000-ton-class terminals with a channel depth of 22 m. It has 213 berths of various types. In 2022, its container throughput exceeded 21 million TEUs, ranking among the top 10 ports worldwide.

    Founded in 1987, Huawei is a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.

    The Port of Tianjin is located at the western end of Bohai Bay in Binhai New Area, Tianjin, China, serving as a link between Northeast Asia and Central and Western Asia. It is also an important stop along the New Eurasia Land Bridge Economic Corridor and an international hub for China's opening-up to the outside world.
    In 2022, its container throughput exceeded 21 million TEUs, ranking among the top 10 ports worldwide. As a major modern port, the Port of Tianjin boasts 300,000-ton-class terminals with a channel depth of 22 m. It has 213 berths of various types, and mainly comprises six areas: Beijiang, Dongjiang, Nanjiang, Dagukou, Gaoshaling, and Dagang.
    The Port of Tianjin maintains trade with more than 500 ports across more than 180 countries and regions around the world.




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