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Yantian port starts building three new automated container berths

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The southern Chinese port of Yantian has started construction for three automated container berths in its east operation area.

The project, with an estimated investment of RMB14.49bn ($2.28bn), will include the first phase of the project, channels and supporting facilities.

The phase one project will construct three 200,000 tonne-class automated container berths, having a designed annual handling capacity of 3m teu.

Meanwhile, the east operation area will greatly promote digital terminal construction, as well as the development of network security system, cloud data centre, 5G infrastructure, Beidou system, blockchain, artificial intelligence and the deep integration between internet and port operation. 

The east operation area could further improve Yantian ports service ability for accommodating multi-large size vessels simultaneously, strengthen Yantians hub port function in south China and the leading position of Shenzhen port in global container shipping market. 

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