World’s largest automated port to become operational by year end

Phase 4 construction of the Yangshan Deep-Water Port is planned for trial operation by the end of the year. The automated port is the largest in the world in terms of both scale and size. It has seven berths along a 2.35-kilometer quayside and will have a handling capacity of four million TEUs per year and container volume will eventually be increased to 6.3 million TEUs per year.

The Yangshan Port is part of a concerted effort of backward integration with hinterland cities and towns in the prosperous Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, which contributes about 100 million TEUs to the port according to the Shanghai International Port Group.

A comprehensive logistic network has formed along the Yangtze River, covering 22 projects from 12 cities and regions, including Nanjing, Jiujiang, Wuhan, and Chongqing.