On March 11, COSCO SHIPPING, China Mobile, and Dongfeng Motor Corporation jointly held a cloud launch event for “Smart Port Enabled by 5G + Self-driving Technology” via China Mobile’s 5G+ cloud video system in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shiyan, Hong Kong, and Xiamen.
Differing from traditional automated terminals, a smart port featuring the full-scenario application of 5G technology adopts 5G signal transmission while leveraging 5G’s large bandwidth, low latency, and massive connectivity to significantly improve the efficiency of information exchange and realize accurate equipment control.
Xiamen Ocean Gate Terminal has achieved intelligence in the entire port by applying 5G technology to specific business operations, such as remote control of port machinery, autonomous driving, intelligent tallying, and intelligent security. 5G smart port construction is an important effort for combining the industrial chain with the innovation chain, accelerating new infrastructure construction, and building China’s strength in transportation. In addition, it is helpful for ports to fight against the pandemic of COVID-19, quickly resume operations, and ensure a smooth global supply chain.
At the launch event, the three parties also released the joint enterprise standard of Performance of Self-driving Container Trucks at Ports and Its Test Method, White Paper on the Full-Scenario Implementation of 5G Technology at Smart Ports, and Implementation Plan and Roadmap of 5G Smart Ports, which serves as a foundation for 5G smart port construction both at home and abroad.