February 28, 2024

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Shanghai Port will become the third port in the world with LNG bunkering service

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COSCO SHIPPING- Shanghai Port

Recently, a behemoth can be seen from time to time on the sea in the Yangshan port area of Shanghai Port – a 20,000cbm liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel, the world’s largest, is eager to try it out. The CMA CGM container liner in the mountain port area provides LNG bunkering services. 

This will be the “first order in China” for the bonded LNG bunkering business for ships on international voyages, and it also means that Shanghai Port will become the third port in the world with LNG bunkering service capabilities after the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and the Port of Singapore. Xu Longping, chairman of Shanghai SIPG Energy Service Co., Ltd., told reporters that the new business will bring new performance growth points to Shanghai Port, and more importantly, it will help improve the service functions of Shanghai Port and attract dual-fuel international ships to berth. , enhance the comprehensive competitiveness of Shanghai International Shipping Center and promote the sustainable development of the shipping industry.

LNG Bunkering- Shanghai Port

Continuous innovation to empower the development of Shanghai Port

For this “first-order”, Yangshan Port has been preparing silently for a year. Relevant personnel has carried out a lot of work, including verification of safety, formulation of procedures, and innovations in systems and management. With the support of the Shanghai Municipal Government and various competent authorities, with the institutional advantages of the Lingang New Area of ​​the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and with the support of the LNG base in Yangshan Port Area and the hardware foundation of Shanghai Port Terminal, Shanghai Port has seen the dawn of victory.

People who are familiar with the development history of Shanghai Port have a special feeling for Yangshan Port, not only because Shanghai Port has moved towards the deep blue and the sea from here, but also because Yangshan Port has always been the vanguard of Shanghai Port’s pioneering and innovative. Here, one case after another has emerged that empowered the whole of Hong Kong with innovative achievements.

In the past two years, the epidemic has brought many challenges to the global port and shipping industry, but Shanghai Port has repeatedly broken records in throughput and production efficiency despite zero growth in shoreline resources and has become a “reassuring pill” for the international logistics supply chain. In 2021, the container throughput of Shanghai Port will increase significantly by 8.1% year-on-year, exceeding 47 million TEUs in one fell swoop. Yangshan Port, like a highland for the release of Shanghai port capacity, performed particularly well. The annual throughput exceeded 22.8 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 12.8%.

Yang Yanbin, deputy general manager of the production business department of SIPG, said frankly that this “miracle” is the result of Yangshan Port’s continuous upgrading of hardware and software, as well as continuous internal exploration of potential through institutional, business, and technological innovation.

In terms of hardware, in the past year, 5 bridge cranes and 12 rail cranes have been added to the Yangshan Phase IV Automation Terminal, and the container throughput has exceeded 5.7 million TEUs. Started, the empty container yard originated from the “Shanghai Port Northeast Asia Empty Container Transportation Center” project launched by Shanghai Port in a proactive and innovative manner, with a view to cooperating with shipping companies after the shipping industry returns to normal, so as to make effective use of excess empty containers. Promote the healthy development of the international shipping industry.

In terms of software, SIPG continues to promote the informatization and intelligent construction of the port with Yangshan Port Area as the test field. Relying on a digital twin system officially launched at the end of 2020, the fourth phase of the Yangshan automated terminal will be replicated in a virtual space. Through this technology, in the past year, the intelligent management and control system of the terminal has continuously tested and optimized the algorithm without affecting the operation of the real port, further improving the operation efficiency. At the same time, relying on the “Smart Port Production Smart Digital Platform” built by SIPG under the epidemic situation, the big data of each terminal has been opened up, and the shipping plan of Yangshan Port has been upgraded from 48 hours to 72 hours, which has effectively improved the port’s ship operation arrangements. Predictability, and utilization of shoreline and mechanical resources. In addition, after the data was opened up, the Yangshan Port Area Shengdong and Guandong Terminals innovatively launched the “shared yard” operation mode between adjacent terminals, which further improved the utilization rate of resources such as storage yards and trucks…

In addition to the above measures, innovative projects such as 5G smart heavy trucks and SIPG ultra-long-range smart command and control center have also blossomed on the land of Yangshan Port Area, which is expected to further empower the future development of Shanghai Port.

Smart port- Shanghai Port

Based on the present, but also planning for the future in advance

Entering the new year, the global shipping industry is still full of challenges, but the reporter learned that SIPG has set a higher goal and strives to make greater breakthroughs on the basis of last year’s 47.033 million TEUs. Yangshan port area is still the main contributor to the growth of container volume.

To challenge higher goals, what confidence does Yangshan Port have? Or rely on one step at a time, not only based on the present, but also take a long-term view, and plan for the future in advance.

Last year, the digital twin system applied in the Yangshan Phase IV automated terminal has begun to be gradually applied in other terminals. This year, with the help of new technologies and means such as VR and digital twin, SIPG plans to continue to promote the construction of the “Smart Port Production Smart Digital Platform” to form version 2.0. In version 1.0, SIPG can get a real-time understanding of the operation of Shanghai Port‘s terminals through a large smart screen. The future goal is to obtain more detailed information, even including the operation of each piece of equipment on the terminal, the situation of ships sailing on the route, the operation of the collection and distribution system connecting the port area, etc., so as to achieve a higher level of terminal production. , A higher level of real-time dynamic control.

At the same time, the “Shanghai Port Northeast Asia Empty Container Transfer Center” located in Yangshan Port Area is also expected to be opened in the first half of this year. SIPG will use a new digital operation mode to increase the number of empty containers in Shanghai, the Yangtze River Delta, along Yangtze River, and The transfer efficiency between ports in Northeast Asia will improve the resource allocation capacity and level of Shanghai Port for global empty containers.

Based on this long-term layout, SIPG is also actively seeking partners to promote the construction of the Waigaoqiao Sub-center of the Empty Container Dispatching Center, copy the model of Yangshan Port Area to Waigaoqiao Port Area, and plan to Find sites in the hinterland of the Yangtze River Delta and along the Yangtze River, and build more sub-centers.

Source: Xindemarine

上海港将成全球第三个拥有LNG加注服务能力的港口

最近,上海港洋山港区的海面上,时而可见一个庞然大物——一艘全球最大型2万立方米液化天然气(LNG)加注船正跃跃欲试,准备在即将到来的3月,为靠泊洋山港区的法国达飞公司集装箱班轮提供LNG燃料加注服务。

这将是国际航行船舶保税LNG加注业务的“中国首单”,也意味着上海港将成为荷兰鹿特丹港、新加坡港后,全球第三个拥有LNG加注服务能力的港口。上海上港能源服务有限公司董事长徐龙平告诉记者,新业务将为上海港带来新的业绩增长点,更重要的是,它有助于完善上海港的服务功能,吸引双燃料国际船舶靠泊,提升上海国际航运中心的综合竞争力,促进航运业可持续发展。

不断创新,为上海港发展赋能

为了这一“首单”,洋山港区已默默准备了一年。相关人员开展了大量工作,包括对安全性的验证、规程的制定,以及制度和管理上的创新等。在上海市政府和各主管单位支持下,在上海自贸区临港新片区的制度优势加持下,在洋山港区LNG基地和上海港码头硬件基础支撑下,上海港看到了胜利的曙光。

熟悉上海港发展历史的人都对洋山港区有一种特殊的情感,不仅是因为上海港从这里走向深蓝、向海而兴,更是因为洋山港区始终是上海港开拓创新的排头兵,这里涌现出一个又一个用创新成果为全港赋能的案例。

最近两年,疫情给全球港航业带来了重重挑战,但上海港却在岸线资源零增长的情况下,屡破吞吐量和生产效率的纪录,成为国际物流供应链的“定心丸”。2021年,上海港集装箱吞吐量更是同比大幅增长8.1%,一举突破4700万标准箱。洋山港区作为上海港能力释放高地,表现尤为亮眼,全年吞吐量突破2280万标箱,同比增幅达到12.8%。

上港集团生产业务部副总经理杨焱滨坦言,这一“奇迹”,是洋山港区持续升级硬件和软件,通过制度、业务、技术创新,不断内部挖潜的结果。

硬件方面,过去一年,洋山四期自动化码头新增5台桥吊、12台轨道吊,集装箱吞吐量突破570万标准箱;同时洋山港区空箱堆场、重箱堆场的建设全面启动,其中空箱堆场源于上海港未雨绸缪、创新推出的“上海港东北亚空箱调运中心”项目,以期在航运业恢复常态后,与船公司合作,将多余的空箱有效利用起来,促进国际航运业健康发展。

软件方面,上港集团以洋山港区为试验田,持续推进港口信息化、智能化建设。依托2020年年底正式启用的一套数字孪生系统,洋山四期自动化码头在虚拟空间实现复制。通过这一技术,过去一年,码头的智能管控系统在不影响真实港口运行的情况下,不断测试并优化算法,进一步提高运行效率。同时,依托疫情下上港集团打造的“智慧港口生产智慧数字化平台”,各码头的大数据得以打通,洋山港区的船舶计划从48小时向72小时升级,有效提升了港口船舶作业安排的预判性,以及岸线和机械资源的利用率。此外,数据打通之后,洋山港区盛东、冠东两码头间创新推出相邻码头“共享堆场”作业模式,进一步提升了堆场和集卡等资源的利用率……

除上述举措外,5G智能重卡、上港集团超远程智慧指挥控制中心等创新项目也都在洋山港区的土地上开花结果,有望为上海港未来发展进一步赋能。

立足当下,也提前为未来布局

进入新的一年,全球航运业依然充满挑战,但记者了解到,上港集团定下了更高的目标,力求在去年4703.3万标准箱的基础上有更大突破。洋山港区,仍然是箱量增长的主要贡献者。

挑战更高目标,洋山港有何底气?还是靠一步一个脚印,既立足当下,又放眼长远,提前为未来布局。

去年,洋山四期自动化码头应用的数字孪生系统已开始逐步在其他码头推广应用。今年,借助VR、数字孪生等新技术与新手段,上港集团计划继续推进“智慧港口生产智慧数字化平台”建设,形成2.0版本。在1.0版本下,上港集团可以通过一块智慧大屏,实时了解上海港各码头的作业情况。未来目标是获得更细致的信息,甚至包括码头上每一台设备的运作情况、船舶在航线上航行的情况、连接港区的集疏运系统的运行情况等,以实现对码头生产更高层次、更高水平的实时动态管控。

同时,位于洋山港区的“上海港东北亚空箱调运中心”也预计于今年上半年启用,上港集团将通过数字化的全新运作模式,提高空箱在上海、长三角、长江沿线,以及东北亚地区港口间的流转效率,提升上海港对全球空箱的资源配置能力和水平。

正是基于这一长远布局,目前,上港集团也在积极寻求合作伙伴,推进空箱调运中心外高桥分中心的建设,把洋山港区的模式复制到外高桥港区,并计划在长三角腹地及长江沿线寻找场地,建设更多分中心。

来源: 上观新闻

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