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Cisco Case Study: Port of Shanghai

The world’s busiest port just got busier

Running 24/7/365, the Port of Shanghai has earned its title as the world's largest shipping port, handling more than 40 million containers every year. How does the port do it? With an intelligent automation software running on Cisco HyperFlex.



  • As the size of global imports/exports increases, the Port of Shanghai needed to grow to handle the influx.
  • The port wanted to digitally transform and needed an infrastructure that could run intelligent automation software.



  • Increased compute and storage infrastructure performance by 200% to power new port automation software, with extra capacity for increased intelligence.
  • Enabled Microsoft SQL Server performance levels required to improve automation of port intelligence data.
  • Increased port cargo handling efficiency by 30%, saving 10 hours per load in cargo unloading for the world’s largest port.

What they’re saying

We chose Cisco HyperFlex because of its ease of deployment and management capabilities. In addition, we were concerned about the continuous growth of the port and the ever-increasing volume, and needed a data center infrastructure with rapid scalability and superb performance.

Zhang Chuanjie, IT manager, Port of Shanghai

Who is the Port of Shanghai?

Industry: Shipping 
Location: Shanghai, China 
Company Size: 17,213 employees