Shanghai-Yangshan to be world's most automated port in December

6th September 2017

SHANGHAI's Yangshan deep water port will start operating seven new berths from December 10, boosting the harbour's annual handling capacity to 40 million containers.

As many as 130 automated guided vehicles (AGVs) will be deployed at the port, the largest number of automatons installed in any container terminals worldwide, reports Hong Kong's South China Morning Post.

The seven new berths of the CNY12.8 billion (US$1.95 billion) fourth phase of the port will boost the total capacity 11 per cent, or by four million TEU, eventually expanding to 6.3 million TEU a year.

A press officer said the harbour is equipped with some of the most advanced cranes, lifts and carriers with the latest technology in loading, discharging and transshipping cargo quickly and safely.