On 6 January 2020, YANTIAN held the launch ceremony for its remote-controlled & semi-automated quay cranes. Patrick Lam, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports Yantian, delivered opening remarks.
In 2019, YANTIAN completed the reconfiguration of its four existing quay cranes into remote-controlled and semi-automated ones based on the joint exploration and development of operation, technology and IT. The reconfigured cranes were put into trial operation in November, 2019.
In the control room hundreds of metres away, operators can control the reconfigured quay cranes for loading and unloading operations by using the monitors, handles, touch screens and the operating system to go with the CCTV system and the control system on the quay cranes. The standardised and intelligent equipment is conducive to promoting the safety and stability of operation, enhancing the predictability of operation process and improving the working environment.