Phase IV of Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port,
the world’s biggest automated container terminal, started trial operations on
Sunday 10th December 2017.
Located at the south of Donghai Bridge,
phase IV of the Yangshan Port covers 2.23 million square meters and has a
Once it enters full operation, the
fourth phase of the Yangshan Port will initially be able to handle 4 million
TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). The number will expand to 6.3 million TEUs
at a later stage.
The project uses automated
handling equipment designed and manufactured in China. The machinery used in
loading and unloading, including a bridge crane, an automated guided vehicle
(AGV) and a rail-mounted gantry crane, are all made in China by Shanghai
Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company.