Ningbo, May 5 (Hu Fengsheng, Lin Bo) In the Meishan Port area of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, in the remote control operation room about 25 kilometers away from the wharf, Wu Feiqiang, a bridge crane driver, stared at the screen, pushed the joystick, and remotely controlled the bridge crane to accurately complete container loading and unloading.

"I used to see it all with my eyes." The once 52-meter-high, 4-square-meter crane operation room was Wu Takeoff's "stage", and now, Ningbo Zhoushan Port has introduced a remote operating system and high-definition cameras, and he can remotely control the crane to work in the office.

"There are 19 cameras on one machine, which enables all-round observation." Wu Fei said.

Meishan Port Area is the container port area with the longest shoreline and the largest number of large-scale equipment and the main automobile ro-ro operation port area belonging to Ningbo Zhoushan Port, and it is also one of the demonstration engines for Ningbo Zhoushan Port to promote digital reform, build a smart port, and build a world-class strong port.

A view of Meishan Port Area. Photo by Hu Fengsheng

According to Yan Mingdong, senior director of the technology and information department of Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group, at the production command end of Meishan Port Area, a digital twin system covering the production process of the terminal has been built to comprehensively and truly display the overall production and operation of the port area, and realize the monitoring, analysis and configuration pre-control of efficiency.

In addition, at the loading and unloading operation end, the port area also builds a high-level automated operation chain, remote control bridge crane and remote control gantry crane large-scale operation to achieve vertical transportation "unmanned", plane transportation to build a "mixed operation" mode of manned truck and unmanned truck in open scenarios.

As the first port in China to achieve "large-scale and full coverage" of intelligent tallying, the port area has also taken the lead in achieving "machine substitution" for tally operations, and the intelligent gate realizes the automatic release of entry and exit business.

Promote the deep integration of digital applications, digital economy and port all-factor industrial chain, and digital empowerment is inserting intelligent wings for the transportation of Ningbo Zhoushan Port.

"We have built 'leading' capabilities in many aspects by tackling key core technologies." Yan Mingdong took the group's self-developed "monomer 'over 10 million' automated container terminal management system" as an example, which broke the monopoly of foreign systems in this field and filled the technical gap for domestic ports.

In recent years, Ningbo Zhoushan Port has continued to promote intelligent transformation, and has made new progress in port throughput, intelligent operation capacity, and multimodal transportation.

Data show that in the first quarter of this year, Ningbo Zhoushan Port completed a cargo throughput of 3 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 31.9%, and a container throughput of 14.818 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 78.3%.

"Born to the sea, prosperous by the port." This is a true portrayal of Ningbo Zhoushan Port. Now, striving to build a world-class strong port is an important goal of Ningbo Zhoushan Port.

The cargo throughput has ranked first in the world for 14 consecutive years, the container throughput has ranked third in the world, and it has ranked among the top ten international shipping centers for the first time, and has been selected into the list of world-class "double demonstration" enterprises... This is its increasingly brilliant report card, and it also reflects the confidence and confidence to build a "world-class strong port".

Since the "Belt and Road" initiative was proposed, Ningbo Zhoushan Port has taken the initiative to dock and integrate, giving full play to the advantages of the integration of open port and Zhejiang marine port, comprehensively deepening opening up and cooperation, and bearing fruitful results.

In terms of sea direction, Ningbo Zhoushan Port continues to increase cooperation with global shipping giants, increase the development of routes and flights in countries and regions along the "Belt and Road", increase the number of container routes to 300, radiating more than 200 ports in more than 600 countries and regions around the world, of which the "Belt and Road" routes reached 120, and completed more than 2022,4700 flights in 109, with an average monthly container volume of more than <>.<> million TEUs, building a huge maritime trade route network connecting countries and regions along the "Maritime Silk Road" to facilitate and support trade exchanges.

In terms of land direction, Ningbo Zhoushan Port has fully promoted the "Ningbo Zhoushan Port-Zhejiang-Ganxiang (Yuchuan)" container sea-rail public multimodal transport demonstration project, opened 23 sea-rail intermodal transport trains and multiple group lines, and its business radiated to 16 prefecture-level cities in 63 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities).

In 2022, Ningbo Zhoushan Port will complete the sea-rail intermodal container volume of more than 145.<> million TEUs, continuously consolidating its position as the largest sea-rail intermodal port in southern China and enhancing the support of the docking service "Silk Road Economic Belt". (End)