Pusan Newport Company (PNC) has just finished final testing of an unmanned crane capable of moving RFID-marked objects to specific places, according to a Korea IT times article.
The technology, which makes the yard almost an entirely automated operation, has been funded through a $100 million investment in 2008. The technology specifically sees an unmanned system guiding deliveries to the correct area and then removing cargo and placing it in its designated area.
PNC and officials from the yard where tests have been performed have reported the system as the first fully functional unmanned shipping yard system. Officials from PNC are hopeful local governments will recognize the benefits of the system and allow for lower costs and increases in time and efficiency.
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