Port innovation center set for Guangzhou

A 5G-enabled “port innovation center” will be built in Guangzhou, it was announced at the International Ports Conference in Guangzhou on Wednesday. 

The new wireless-standard technology will be used in distress alerts, auxiliary navigation, and smart customs clearance, among others. Guangzhou will also take advantage of blockchain and autopilot technology to provide smarter port services in the near future, according to an official statement. 

The agreement was signed by five parties, including Huawei, China Unicom, Guangzhou Port Authority, Guangzhou Port Group and Guangdong Communications & Networks Institute. 

Among the world’s 10 busiest ports, seven are in China, and three are in the Greater Bay Area – Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong – according to data from the World Shipping Council.Read more (in Chinese).