(Yicai Global) Nov. 29 -- A new terminal opened at Qingdao Port has become the first in the world to use fifth-generation networks for remote operations while not emitting pollutants.
The hydrogen-powered terminal entered operations at the port in China's Shandong province yesterday, CCTV reported without disclosing the cost of the project. It can load, unload and transfer containers using intelligent systems that are 30 percent more efficient than traditional terminals and use 70 percent fewer employees.
The terminal is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 28,000 tons and sulfur dioxide emissions by 300 tons each year, running completely emission free.
Crane drivers at the port can simultaneously operate up to six pieces of equipment at the terminal from a control center 100 meters away, which allows them to load and unload containers in just 90 seconds total.
Editor: James Boynton