Topical matters

Planning and Reporting of Testbeds in the Maritime Domain

1.    General Information

Name of the testbed: e-Yangshan Port

Location: East China Sea, Shanghai region, China

Duration: January 2014 – June 2016

Status: Ongoing

Contact: Liang Zhang,, Supervisor of radio navigation East China Sea, East China sea navigation guarantee center, China MSA

Testbed website:

Initial Organisations: China MSA, Jimei University of China

Initial funding: 20 million CNY



2.    Executive summary

Importance of yangshan port

Development of port and shipping economic of yangshan port has become an important support to deepen national strategy. It is the biggest artificial deep-water port. The volumes of containers has accounted for nearly half the total number in Shanghai port

Unfavorable factors in sailing

Only the annual average economic benefit impact of port production enterprise is as high as 640 million yuan due to poor visibility caused the ship grounded or dredge. Surrounding is fishing grounds and the port is located in the north-south intersection route of coastal seaborne artery, forming, medium and small vessels and fishing boats gathered water traffic intersection area, in which has a high frequency for water accident. This  puts forward new challenge to  maritime security.

Purposes of construction

Improve navigational safety guarantee system in poor visibility. Provide comprehensive, timely, reliable and efficient navigation information and facility Services for vessels

lProvide a comprehensive support service platform for command scheduling management. As a information sharing, survival and relying on platform of comprehensive business management such as shipping companies, ports, freight forwarders, logistics and so on


3.    Testbed Information

The type of user group/s involved in the test

Shipboard users

Shore-based users

Details of e-Navigation gap/s considered for the testbed

Information/data management

Effective and robust voice communication and data transfer

Systems and equipment

Ship reporting

Traffic monitoring; and/or

Training and familiarization

The category of e-navigation gap/s considered in the testbed



Details of e-navigation solution/s considered in the testbed

S2: Means for standardized and automated reporting

S3: Improved reliability, resilience and integrity of bridge equipment and navigation information

S4: Integration and presentation of available information in graphical displays received via communication equipment

S9: Improved Communication of VTS Service Portfolio

The category of e-navigation solution/s considered in the testbed




Links to similar / relevant testbeds

ACCSEAS, EfficienSea


4.    Testbed methodology

Methodology used for data collection

Under construction

Summary information on testbed respondents / participants

To be presented


5.    Testbed results

Summary of findings

To be presented


6.    Conclusions and recommendations


To be presented


To be presented


7.  Publications

To be presented


8.    Reference material

PowerPoint Presentation of Yangshan Port e-NAV testbed

Link to further information: here