The 5G technology will be utilized for distress alerts, auxiliary navigation, and smart customs clearance, to name a few.

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Considered one of they key port areas in the Greater Bay Area, Guangzhou will leverage the 5G-based technology, along with blockchain and autopilot, in order to provide smarter port services in the near future.

The agreement was signed by five parties: Huawei, China Unicom, Guangzhou Port Authority, Guangzhou Port Group and Guangdong Communications & Networks Institute. These parties aspire to transform the Greater Bay Area into a leading model in the construction of smart ports.

As of now, China accommodates seven of the world's ten busiest ports, while three of them are in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. These include the ports of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.