On Monday morning an automated driverless truck for containers delivered containers to load a container ship and collected unloaded containers from the vessel at the Port of Xiamen, passing a trial run as part of a project aimed at developing 5G smart ports!
The project is being developed by terminal operator COSCO Shipping Ports, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle and China Mobile (Shanghai) Information Communication.
The trio developed the first customized platform port for driverless trucks enabled by 5G and the smooth completion of the trial run has cleared the way for actual production and operation.
The trial run was attended by China COSCO SHIPPING, China Mobile Communications Group and Dongfeng Motor Corporation via a“5G+ Driverless-enabled Smart Ports” online conference, which took place in six cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shiyan, Hong Kong and Xiamen.
The conference marked moving of the project into the implementation stage of the 5G smart port in Xiamen Ocean Gate Terminal.
Furthermore, COSCO SHIPPING Ports, COSCO SHIPPING Technology Co., Ltd and China Mobile (Shanghai) ICT have issued the Implementation Plan And Roadmap For 5G Smart Ports, which sets out the definition and vision of 5G smart port construction.
By 2025, the coastal container hub ports aim to initially establish an intelligent system with comprehensive perception, ubiquitous interconnection, and port-vehicle collaboration, as proposed in the Guiding Opinions on Building Word-class Port.