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Huawei: build port intelligence and open the road of digital transformation of ports

in recent years, with the continuous growth of port business volume and consideration of its own development, ports have new demands for adopting new technologies and new ideas to complete digital transformation

in this issue, we share how Tianjin port can build a port agent and open the road of port digital transformation

Tianjin port, located at the western end of the Bohai Bay, is the maritime gateway of Beijing Tianjin Hebei and the three northern regions and the main outlet of xiong'an new area. It is the sea land intersection of the the Belt and Road. It is also an important node of the new Eurasian Continental Bridge Economic Corridor and an international hub port serving the full opening to the outside world. It maintains trade exchanges with more than 800 ports in more than 200 countries and regions in the world, and has ranked among the top ten ports in the world for many consecutive years

as an important representative of northern ports, Tianjin Port Group hopes to further improve the scientificity of port operation through the application of AI, big data, cloud computing, 5g and other advanced technologies in the core production business, realize the cost reduction and efficiency increase of port operation, and build it into an international hub, green security and smart service-oriented high-level world-class port

based on this, the group has put forward the strategic goals of striving to exceed 30million TEUs in container throughput in 2028, consolidating the status of international hub port, maintaining the international leading level of service efficiency, and building a global leading smart port

traditional terminal production cannot match business development

cargo turnover is the core business of traditional terminals. In recent years, medium and large ports have continuously built new terminals and berths to meet the rising demand for cargo turnover. Because modern terminals rely on intelligent, automated and refined means, it is necessary to improve the operation efficiency of existing terminals through modern means

in this process, Tianjin port faces the following challenges:

1 labor-intensive industry, with a large demand for manpower

as the world's top ten ports, the annual container throughput of Tianjin Port has reached 18.35 million TEU, with 20000 employees in the port. There are a large number of operators at the dock site, including truck drivers, yard and Bridge drivers, dispatchers, talliers and other operators, as well as on-site safety inspectors such as safety inspectors. Through years of automation transformation, Tianjin Port has completed the remote control transformation of the field bridge and the test and launch of the unmanned truck. With the improvement of the degree of automation, Tianjin port needs a set of horizontal transportation system to ensure better coordination of automation equipment, so as to give full play to the greatest advantages of automation equipment

2 planning and scheduling automation, many things need to be paid attention to when using, and the degree of intelligence needs to be improved.

dozens of ships complete docking in the port every day, hundreds of container trucks shuttle constantly in the port, tens of thousands of containers complete loading and unloading, and tens of thousands of external container trucks enter the port to pick up containers. These operations require port planners to make plans and rely on human brain to plan daily operations, Although some terminals in Tianjin port have improved the efficiency of traditional planning and scheduling through working methods such as bank and bridge work planning, it still needs to combine the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence to further improve the intelligence of scheduling and planning

3 the fineness of port operation and management needs to be improved

the port is a closed site with multiple elements, involving multiple elements such as people, vehicles, goods and ships, as well as energy consumption, maintenance, operation and other aspects. The operation of each terminal needs to be reported upward in the form of monthly, quarterly and annual reports. Middle and senior leaders need to master the multidimensional and accurate operation data of the entire port group and each terminal in real time, So that the company's leaders can fully understand the business situation and provide sufficient support for future business decisions

in order to meet the demand for the fine management of the operation activities of the terminal production and the corresponding human and energy consumption, it is necessary to obtain the data of the whole port and the whole terminal's overall personnel, equipment and energy consumption, and it is necessary to be accurate to the corresponding resource consumption of each ship, each quay bridge, and even each container, so as to accurately analyze and further reasonably reduce the operating cost of the port

build a port agent and start the digital transformation of Tianjin Port

in June 2020, Tianjin Port Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. at the fourth world intelligent conference future transportation, connect world intelligent transportation summit. With the goal of building a world-class port and through in-depth cooperation in information-based top-level design and smart port construction, the two sides will jointly build a port demonstration project, set an industry benchmark, and build a green and smart hub and strong port

Tianjin port, together with Huawei team, has planned 14 low efficiency landing projects in six fields: ships, cargo, truck, security, operation and equipment, and proposed the concept of port agent for the first time, hoping to turn the port into an autonomous agent without human intervention, which can operate in an optimized, most reasonable and most scientific way

Huawei port agent includes four parts:

intelligent application

the core production system of the port, including intelligent TOS system, production auxiliary system, horizontal transportation system, logistics management, etc. through intelligent application, the intellectualization of the port business system can be solved

intelligent hub

the core part of smart port, including artificial intelligence, data analysis, intelligent video, driverless and other modules, as the operation and decision-making center of the whole port, it can provide decision support for the operation of smart applications

intelligent connection

as the nerve of the smart port, it can connect the people, cars, ships, goods, goods, etc. of the smart port with the virtual world, and realize the full connection of the port through 5g, Wi Fi 6, microwave and other communication technologies

intelligent interaction

including port video, sensors, GPS, radar and other sensing and interaction equipment, which can collect data information of the whole port in real time and interact with data

Huawei port agent

around the most urgent business pain point in the process of smart port construction, the two sides planned and partially implemented the following intelligent scenarios:

1 horizontal transportation system

in the intelligent container terminal in Section C of Beijiang port area of Tianjin port, the joint commissioning and joint test of unmanned container trucks were successfully completed, marking the success of the joint commissioning and joint test of 1 # berth of intelligent container terminal in Section C of Beijiang port area of Tianjin port. After five months of design and verification, the scheme has integrated and applied the gold medal products of smart port, such as unmanned automatic track bridge, unmanned electric truck, remote control unmanned automatic driving shore bridge, and has made major breakthroughs in a number of key technologies

in the project, Huawei provided infrastructure products and solutions such as intelligent horizontal transportation system, cloud platform, data center, network, machine vision, data center, etc., which helped Tianjin Port take a benchmark step in the road of digital transformation and intelligent upgrading

2 intelligent port scheduling

through in-depth research, Tianjin Port has planned scenarios such as shore bridge work plan, berth allocation, single ship intelligent stowage, intelligent yard plan, etc. these plans will combine the initial constraints of the port, adopt artificial intelligence technology and models, through the existing experience data and simulation system of loaders, cooperate with machine learning and self-training, and realize the efficient scheduling of the port. The above scenarios are being developed, It is planned to be implemented gradually in 2021

The introduction of CWP plan concept is a major reform of the current wharf production and operation mode. It absorbs the successful experience of some advanced ports at home and abroad, changes the previous control centered mode and the situation of simply pursuing efficiency, and strives to achieve a double harvest of efficiency and benefit through the implementation of refined management of planning and control

berth allocation

the architecture of the port intelligent berth plan solution is: through the integration of berth resources, shore and bridge resources, ship arrival dynamic information, port machinery, manpower and other related support data information, combined with the operation research optimization algorithm, provide decision support for the intelligent berth plan of the operation management personnel, so as to improve the comprehensive efficiency of port resources

single ship intelligent stowage

replace the original manual container stowage operation through artificial intelligence algorithm. On the basis of ensuring the safety of ship navigation, the efficiency of ship loading and unloading is improved through the intelligent single ship stowage plan, so as to optimize the economic benefits of the whole maritime container transportation

intelligent storage yard plan

storage yard plan mainly includes storage yard space resource allocation and stacking decision. Storage yard space resource allocation decision refers to vigorously promoting structural optimization and upgrading, arranging which stacking sections the corresponding import and export containers of the ship should be stacked, and how to allocate the containers to the corresponding container positions, so as to minimize the moving distance of loading and unloading machinery; Tamping decision is to output the container turnover scheme in the yard under the given loading and unloading sequence, so as to minimize the stacking rate

the cooperation between Tianjin port and Huawei has achieved obvious results in the phase I scheme. On the basis of the continuous optimization and iteration of the phase I scheme, the two sides have carried out the cooperation in the phase II scheme, including intelligent buildings, intelligent port areas, intelligent energy management, intelligent control platforms, video platforms and other projects

improve customer business indicators and show the business value of the solution

through the implementation of Tianjin Port Phase I project and long-term blueprint planning, the following business values will be realized in the future:

1 change the labor structure of the port

the traditional wharf is a labor-intensive industry, and front-line operators are the main force of the port. Through the adoption of a series of digital transformation measures, automation, informatization and intelligence will become the productivity of the port in the future. Through unmanned truck collection, the number of truck drivers can be reduced by 90%, and the proportion of truck drivers can be changed from 1:1 to 1:6 or even less. On the one hand, digitalization solves the problem of difficult recruitment in the port, on the other hand, it also solves the problem of poor working environment and poor staff experience in the port, and truly realizes the transformation of the port from a labor-intensive industry to a science and technology intensive industry

2 to achieve further cost reduction and efficiency increase.

by adopting the automation and intelligent smart port scheme, Tianjin Port will achieve the improvement of the following major business indicators: the bank bridge work plan will be shortened from 2 hours to 10 seconds, the work efficiency will be increased by more than 10%, and the direct dependency rate target will be increased by 5%, The average detention time of external truck is shortened by 5 minutes; Through fine management, the resource allocation of the port will be further optimized and the overall operation cost will be reduced by 10%; Without building new wharfs and berths, further improve the operation capacity of the port, and truly realize the cost reduction and efficiency increase of the port through digital transformation

3 make port operation safe

through the planning of smart port area and smart buildings, the port will be given more intelligent management, and the identification efficiency of security events will be improved by 30% through active security; Through intelligent video, 108 safety supervision and inspection items in the port were actively inspected, reducing the frequency of passive inspection by personnel; Through energy consumption management, we can accurately grasp the energy consumption of the port, and further reduce the energy consumption of the port through the data analysis model

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