Intelligent Port Plan to promote upgrading of Tianjin Port
Intelligent Port Plan to promote upgrading of Tianjin Port
Author: CSEBA
6th January 2018
TIANJIN - Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. has completed the formulation of the Three-year Action Plan for Construction of an Intelligent Tianjin Port and implemented the construction of major projects such as "Container Terminal Operation System Integration", "Cloud Data Center" and "Tianjin Port E-commerce Platform", etc., to effectively promote wide operation of automation, IOT, cloud computing, business intelligence, big data and other advanced information technologies.

In 2018, Tianjin Port will continue to promote the construction of an intelligent port demonstration project, to complete the integration of container terminal operating system and to finish the construction of infrastructure services layer, platform service layer and data management platform of the "Cloud Data Center" while starting "integration of scattered grocery terminal operating system" "intelligent dispatching command system" "intelligent tally system" and other projects, to promote the transformation and upgrading of automated terminals.

Tianjin Port thoroughly studied and implemented the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, took the initiative to connect with the construction of the "Intelligent Tianjin Port", and regarded the "intelligent port" as a powerful starting point for building a "world-class modernized strong port" while reducing costs and building a platform to promote cross-border innovation and to increase efficiency, which forced Tianjin Port to speed up the transformation and upgrading, to improve quality and efficiency, and helped Tianjin to speed up the construction of the northern international shipping core area.

At present, Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. has completed the formulation of the Three-year Action Plan for Construction of an Intelligent Tianjin Port and implemented the construction of major projects such as "Container Terminal Operation System Integration", "Cloud Data Center" and "Tianjin Port E-commerce Platform" , which effectively promoted the extensive application of advanced information technologies such as automation, internet of things, cloud computing, business intelligence and big data. The "Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Port Intelligent Logistics Collaborative Platform" was successfully listed in the Intelligent Port Demonstration Project of the Ministry of Transport and it urged Tianjin Port to a path for high-quality development.

Fine management is simplified to highlight the "coordinative" aggregation effect.

In recent days, Tianjin Port Container Terminal is quite busy with production operations and the maximum daily handling capacity is more than 50,000 TEUs. However, unlike in previous years, the "long queue" of large vehicles in roads to the port and container terminal bayonets has been significantly reduced. The "New Container Terminal Operation System" developed by Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. successfully switched on-line operations between Tianjin Wuzhou International Container Terminal and Tianjin Port Pacific International Container Terminal, which greatly enhanced the operation efficiency of containers in the port.

"Prior to this, six container terminal companies in the port area used three types of production and operation systems, which hindered the overall efficiency of container operations in Tianjin Port due to the lack of interconnection and data sharing," said Jiang Jiaqi, project manager of Container Integration of Tianjin Port Information Technology Development Co., Ltd. to reporters. The new system has more powerful integration capabilities, opens up the interoperability of information and data between terminals and achieves the standardization of production organization processes, scheduling and intelligent command and control, as well as resource utilization rationalization and customer service convenience. At Wuzhou International Container Terminal in Tianjin, the reporter not only experienced the quick passing of "intelligent gate" at the scene, but also personally experienced the "one-stop" on-line mobile service of Tianjin Port Business Pass. Moreover, it operates the indoor remote control system for the container track bridge in the terminal yard afar, as a "remote driver."

"Now we do not need to intervene and all the operations are done automatically, except when the container is hoisted to the last 3 meters manual intervention would be required to prevent accidents," said Wang Hongliang, Electrical and Mechanical Manager of Tianjin Wuzhou International Container Terminal Co., Ltd.. At present the Company has three rail bridges which have achieved remote control, and next year it will fully launched the "automated" transformation. After the completion of the project, the operating efficiency of the entire freight yard can be increased by 10% compared with the previous one, and the labor cost is saved by more than 80%. At the same time, the energy consumption of production will steadily decline, and the accuracy of safety operation will also be greatly improved while the on-site "unmanned operation" will be truly realized.

In addition, the practical application of intelligent control, internet of things, on-line booking terminals, new technologies and new functions of spatial visualization information system have also enabled Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. to effectively reduce the overall operating cost through coordinating the intensive use of resources, highlighting the gathering effect of "container terminal integrated operation" and laying a solid foundation for Tianjin Port to achieve container throughput of more than 15 million TEUs.

Extended functions are added up to activate "new kinetic energy" for the synergy.

While vigorously promoting the integration of "Internet +", automation, intelligence and port business, Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. is also making efforts to expand its service functions and striving to be the first to make breakthroughs. The "addition" will be optimized and strengthened to promote the supply chain cross-border innovation in the upstream and downstream sectors and it will fully activate the new momentum of coordinated development in the port.

"The Port Data Center is the heart of the information superhighway and serves both the port enterprises and the related parties such as government departments, shipping and logistics companies and the vast majority of customers. Its integration and development are imperative." Li Yan, Director of the Data Center of Tianjin Port Information Technology Development Co., Ltd., said that Tianjin Port is building a port-level data center and computing center based on cloud technology so as to complete a large-scale harbor and port data platform with complete information and complete data and to construct a Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei port logistics supply chain service platform with automatic intelligence, intelligent sharing of achievement, intelligent ecological linkage and data intelligence.

"Setting up a single online service window, a customer response center and a one-stop settlement payment platform are innovative carriers embodying the intelligence of port services as well as the main direction for promoting trade facilitation." According to Yang Yuhua, a Project Manager of Tianjin Sunshine Technology Co., Ltd., the Company closely sticks to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development, Belt and Road Initiative, construction of Xiongan New Area and pilot free trade zones to explore construction of free trade ports, to accelerate the establishment of the port logistics e-commerce platform with integration of electronic documents, online payment and other functions and to provide logistics and related applications of "one-stop" services for the hinterland logistics providers.

"The mode of future intelligent port is based on the integration of data resources of ports and airlines. On an open and shared platform, resources from all parties in the entire logistics chain and even beyond the logistics chain are integrated into this platform to allow more facilitation for trade and logistics." Dr. Li Qiang from Science and Technology Information Department of Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. said that Tianjin Port will give full play to its advantages as a node of the supply chain center and promote port data and information industrialization services so as to establish an open, sharing and win-win cooperation coupled with innovation and entrepreneurship in an eco-circle for vibrant northern international shipping logistics trade.

In 2018, Tianjin Port will continue to promote the construction of an intelligent port demonstration project, complete the integration of container terminal operating system and complete the construction of infrastructure services layer, platform service layer and data management platform of the "Cloud Data Center" while launching "unification of scattered groceries terminal operating system" "intelligent dispatching command system" "intelligent tally system" and other projects to achieve information sharing and interaction of wharfs, yards and park logistics, to form a more convenient and efficient smart port logistics system and business environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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