COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP), Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle and China Mobile accelerate smart port processes, using autonomous vehicles at COSCO ports.
The three partners jointly developed the first customised platform for driverless container trucks, which has passed the trial run for production and operation, adding another constructive result to the construction of 5G smart ports.
The companies are optimistic for the future, saying that “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 Ports.”
On the morning of 11 May, an automated driverless truck for containers delivered containers for loading onto COSCO Shipping Rose next to the shore bridge No. 102 and collected containers unloaded from the vessel under the shore bridge No. 101.
Driving from the front of the wharf to Jingyi Road, it automatically avoided obstacles on the road to enter the F1 yard, and completed a series of operations such as accurate positioning with the tyred crane and unloading in the yard, completing the shiploading and unloading operation processes, according to COSCO.
COSCO Shipping, China Mobile Communications Group and Dongfeng Motor Corporation jointly held the “5G+ Driverless-enabled Smart Ports” Online Conference in six cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shiyan, Hong Kong and Xiamen, through China Mobile 5G+ online video conference system, witnessing the on-site operation of driverless container trucks for ports.
COSCO, along with other industry leaders, have jointly released the “White Paper on All Business Scenarios of the 5G Smart Ports Implementation”, in which the industry partners have, with reference to the current situation of Xiamen Ocean Gate Terminal, built business scenarios of 5G smart port implementation based on the construction of 5G private network in the port area that combined with technologies such as edge computing, high-precision positioning, artificial intelligence and computer vision.
The successful practice of the model project undertaken at Xiamen Ocean Gate Terminal has fully demonstrated that 5G technology would inject new vitality to the development of port automation, digitisation and informatisation, and promote the intelligent upgrade and transformation of ports.
COSCO Shipping Ports, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle and China Mobile signed a Letter of Intent for extending application at 5G+ smart port. The three parties of the co-operation actively responded to the development strategy of “National strength in transportation” by expanding “smart+” to enable the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry, which further promoted the indepth integration of 5G technology and the construction of smart ports.