The Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) announced recently that its new $2.15-billion fully automated container terminal is now operational. “Before the establishment of the automation port, which is also the final part of the Port of Shanghai, there were around 20 automation ports in the world. [They all adopted] automation port systems designed and developed by global suppliers,” Yan said, noting that China has broken the monopoly of global suppliers in port-automation solutions. SIPG reported that the annual handling capacity of its Shanghai Port surpassed 40 million TEUs in 2017. According to the group, the new capacity means the port’s throughput had increased more than a quarter in the last seven years.
Source: Manila Times January 12, 2018 17:03 UTC