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Qingdao Port becomes the world’s first hydrogen-powered and 5G intelligent port

The port is also Asia’s first fully automated container terminal

QINGDAO, China, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During the 2022 Qingdao Multinationals Summit, the press office of Shandong Provincial People’s Government invited journalists to tour the Shandong Port Group’s automated container terminal at Qingdao Port, to learn about its smart and green operation and intelligent overhead container delivery system.

As the traffic volume continues to increase, the port’s carrying capacity limitations has become a bottleneck that limits further development. It quickly became evident that deploying a 3D intelligent, green and low-carbon transportation system is the way of the future.

Shandong Port Group senior expert Zhang Liangang and Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal general manager Li Yongcui took turns in explaining that Qingdao Port is now one of the world’s leading automated container terminals equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, a high degree of automation and high loading and offloading efficiency. It is also the first fully automated container terminal in Asia. The port has achieved productivity of 36.2 containers per ship per hour on average, peaking at 52.76 containers per hour, a production efficiency that is 50% higher than other ports with similar automated terminals. As one of the world’s largest automated terminals, Qingdao Port can accommodate 24,000TEU container ships with an annual throughput of 5.2 million TEUs.

On June 30, 2021, the world’s first intelligent overhead container delivery system (in a pilot phase) was put into operation at the automated terminal. The system was co-developed by a team of Qingdao Port engineers working under Mr. Zhang and the R&D team at CRRC Yangtze, with the goal of integrating the leading suspension transport technologies into the port’s operations to resolve that most difficult “last mile”, so as to maximize efficiencies when it comes to delivering containers between the terminal, ships, transfer stations and stockyards, and meet the requirements for low cost, short loading/unloading cycles, greater efficiency, full automation, higher safety and zero emissions.

With a commitment to being an environmentally-friendly and low-carbon hub, Qingdao Port, the world’s first “hydrogen + 5G” smart ecological terminal, has pioneered the hydrogen-powered crane technology and system by developing a hydrogen energy-driven solution for the fueling of equipment needed for the operation of a large port. The system reduces carbon emissions by some 3.5kg and sulfur dioxide emissions by 0.11kg per TEU. Calculated on the basis of an annual capacity of 3 million TEUs, 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 640 tons of sulfur dioxide emissions are estimated to be cut annually.


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Cloud4C Achieves AWS SAP Competency

SEOUL, South Korea, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cloud4C, a leading global cloud migration and managed services provider announced today that it has acquired the Amazon Web Services (AWS) SAP Competency. As an AWS SAP Competency Partner, Cloud4C has demonstrated viable technical proficiency and proven success in SAP implementation, migration, and innovation. Cloud4C’s SAP experts specialize in the acumen, tooling, methods, and standardized best practices to streamline SAP landscape migration and transformation on AWS. 

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

Speaking about the competency, Peter Seo, Country Manager of Cloud4C Korea, said, “ Firms around the globe are racing ahead with cloud-first SAP implementations, integrating cloud-native innovations for highly availability and zero loss, smart performances. Cloud4C, a trusted SAP Partner and AWS Partner, has been at the forefront of such intelligent SAP on cloud evolutions since the last decade, fostered with automation, agility, and efficiency. Now, with the AWS SAP Competency, we are even better equipped to deliver on the needs of organizations looking to move their SAP workloads to AWS.”

Being a leading application-focused Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) and an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Cloud4C is best known for its end-to-end approach to SAP on cloud transformations. Cloud4C’s services include in-depth SAP landscape assessment, blueprinting, SAP on cloud migration, modernization, and management, within a single service level agreement (SLA) from infra till application login layer promising near zero disruption and industry-best uptimes. The added novelty lies in Cloud4C’s unique delivery methodology as the entire transformation process is near automated powered by AIOps, SAP Migration Factory, and the multi-award winning proprietary Self Healing Operations Platform that allows universal operational administration from a single pane of glass. Add to that Cloud4C’s extended hyperautomation and intelligent cybersecurity capabilities, Cloud4C represents a strong partner to firms envisioning SAP on AWS. Riding on such capabilities, Cloud4C is today one of the world’s leading premium supplier of SAP ERP Cloud (HANA Enterprise Cloud) and a trusted SAP S/4HANA, RISE with SAP provider presence in over 26 nations including Korea.

Cloud4C also has dedicated SAP and AWS Centers of Excellence that combine and leverage the best of SAP and AWS practices. The firm’s SAP on AWS experts have thought through, tested & delivered optimized architectures like Multiple Components One System (MCOS), Multiple Components in One Database (MCOD), Multitenant Database Containers (MDC), among others, helping businesses achieve unprecedented agility at scale across their operations. The transformative outcomes include a streamlined overview across the stack, smarter database management churning out business intelligent insights, and microservices-driven development operations for faster release of innovations. With Cloud4C’s integrated managed expertise, the enterprise SAP landscape on the cloud is end-to-end fortified guaranteeing consistent outcomes at higher returns. The best of all; the firm’s exclusive cloud cost optimization techniques help businesses reduce cloud sprawl for their SAP workloads, filtering out redundant provisions and delivering super-agile performances at minimum expenses. Over the years, Cloud4C’s customers have witnessed up to 50% total cost of ownership (TCO) reductions for their SAP on cloud journeys.

Cloud4C is the ready-to-go partner for end-to-end SAP on AWS transformations.

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Ravi Shankar. K

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