In the morning of May 11, 2020, an automated driver-less truck for containers delivered boxes for loading on the vessel COSCO SHIPPING ROSE next to the shore bridge No. 102 and collected containers unloaded from the vessel under the shore bridge No. 101. Driving all the way from the front of the wharf, it automatically avoided obstacles to enter the F1 yard, and completed a series of operations such as accurate positioning with the tire crane and unloading in the yard, smoothly completing the loading and unloading operation processes.
This marked the first customised platform port, jointly developed by COSCO SHIPPING Ports, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co. and China Mobile (Shanghai) Information Communication Technology Co. for driver less container trucks, passing the trial run for actual production and operation, adding another constructive result to the development of 5G smart ports!
The partners had recently issued the Implementation Plan and Roadmap for 5G Smart Ports, which set out the definition and vision of 5G smart port construction, stipulated the general structure of the smart port, as well as implemented the typical applications of 5G smart ports in stages. By 2025, the coastal container hub ports aim to initially establish an intelligent system with COSCO SHIPPING Ports, a comprehensive perception, ubiquitous interconnection and port-vehicle collaboration as proposed in the Guiding Opinions on Building Word-class Ports.