Yangshan Port Readies $2 Billion Berths

por Redação | Iris Sant'Anna



Shanghai’s Yangshan Deepwater Port, a fully automated terminal, has set a launch date for seven new container berths, according to South China Morning Post.

Yangshan terminal’s owner and operator, Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) confirmed the inauguration of the seven berths will take place on December 10, 2017.

Costing around US$1.95 billion, the seven new berths completed within Phase 4 will increase total capacity at the port by an additional 4 million TEU.

Ultimately the terminal will be expanding from 4 million TEU to 6.3 million TEU in annual handling capacity. Yangshan terminal had 3 million TEU of installed capacity shortly after its construction in 2003.

This comprises a significant boost to capacity at Shanghai Port, where the terminal is located, which in 2015 had an annual throughput of around 37 million TEU.

Around 130 Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are expected to be in use at the terminal, a global first.

Thriving trade on the Yangtze River has preserved Singapore’s place as the world’s busiest container port by volume.

Shanghai port trade mostly serves domestic commerce, with only 7.2% for global transhipments although the local government has set a goal to increase transshipment.

Xiao Yingjie, President of the Merchant Marine College at the Shanghai Maritime University said: “Shanghai is determined to stay ahead of the competition in terms of port development.

"Authorities and operators have been prioritising technologies and management to enhance the port of Shanghai’s international status.”



Fonte: Port Technology International



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