Huawei launches latest smart customs and port solutions to help build world-class trade infrastructure


[Bangkok, Thailand, September 23, 2022] Huawei launched its latest customs and port solutions at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022, held in Bangkok from September 19-21. This is the company’s latest tactical initiative to help the digital transformation of ports and customs following the establishment of its customs and ports team last October.

The debut of the customs and ports team in Asia-Pacific is an important milestone for Huawei, said Robin Lu, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Huawei’s customs and ports team. The company has many successful digital transformation practices and cases in global trade infrastructures, such as customs and port industries. “At HUAWEI CONNECT this year, we are sharing our key ICT products and solutions based on successful industry scenarios in hopes of helping customs and port infrastructure in Asia-Pacific modernize and develop smartly. By doing so, we can improve the operational efficiency of ports and the facilitation of cross-border trade,” Lu said.

The Smart Customs and Port Solutions booth at Huawei Connect 2022

Port of the future: safe, efficient and intelligent

According to Lu, ports today represent the key infrastructure for international trade and global economic growth. As the world goes digital, ports are under pressure to add intelligence to their equipment, improve their technology infrastructure and unlock the value of data. Digitization is both a challenge and an opportunity.

To help ports go digital, Lu said Huawei offers a range of solutions based on Port Intelligent Twins. The different solutions function as the brain, arms, legs and eyes of the port.

Brain — Intelligent Container Scheduling: Planning is the starting point of any port, impacting operational efficiency. Huawei uses the Huawei Cloud OptVerse AI Solver to enable intelligent planning, helping ports optimize every step of their production efficiency.

Arms — Remote control with an optical network: Conventional terminal operations are time consuming and labor intensive. Operators must work in harsh environments without food or drink for several hours. Quay crane operators (QC) usually work at a height of 40 m above the ground, at risk of occupational diseases.

Huawei’s remote control solution for QCs and YCs is based on an optical network. Operators can work remotely from air-conditioned rooms in urban areas, enjoying more safety and comfort as well as shorter journeys. In addition, the solution offers high bandwidth, low latency, improved security and reliability, simplicity and ease of operation and maintenance.

Legs — Intelligent Horizontal Transport: Ports generally operate 24/7. As such, in-house container truck drivers typically work in three shifts, facing safety risks and high workloads. Even so, manual dispatch fails to refine plans for complex situations, resulting in low resource utilization.

Huawei’s intelligent horizontal transportation solution creates intelligent clouds, vehicles and roads. The solution includes global trajectory planning, high-precision positioning, an MDC platform that integrates lidars, millimeter wave radars and cameras, central system integration and cloud-vehicle decoupling. These features enable autonomous driving, intelligent obstacle avoidance and adaptive cruise control, reducing safety risks and increasing operational efficiency by 20%.

Eyes — Intelligent Production Safety: Safety and security are essential in ports. New automated terminals require an all-weather security assurance system. That’s why Huawei offers an intelligent production security solution to help endpoints avoid security risks.

Smart Customs: open, controllable and fast

Manual inspection usually takes a long time, which slows customs clearance. Another important problem is ineffective supervision, which has a negative impact on trade. To address these issues, Lu said Huawei has designed solutions to enable openness, easy control, quick access and quality services.

Remote inspection: Huawei’s one-stop customs video inspection solution facilitates online, mobile and video inspections. Customs authorities and businesses can now interact online instead of carrying out checks on the spot. This leads to faster inspection services and reduces labor and time costs for customs authorities and businesses.

Smart doors: Huawei has also designed a smart gate solution that improves efficiency at inspection entry and exit points. Gates often saw a lot of congestion and there were many manual tasks. With contactless supervision, inspections are faster and more collaborative; In addition, drivers do not need to leave their truck for customs clearance.

In October last year, Huawei set up its customs and ports team to make a foray into the industry. The group is committed to integrating the company’s core ICTs – such as 5G, AI, big data and cloud – to deepen Huawei’s understanding of customer needs and respond to them more quickly.

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