The Yangshan deep water port in Shanghai will start operating seven new berths on December 10, boosting the harbor’s annual handling capacity to 40 million containers, giving it the edge as the world’s busiest container port, the South China Morning Post reports. The seven new berths of the 12.8 billion yuan (US$1.95 billion) fourth phase of the port will boost the total capacity by 11%, or 4 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), eventually expanding to 6.3 million TEUs a year. A press officer with Shanghai International Port Group, Yangshan port’s owner and operator, confirmed that the inauguration of the fourth phase will take place on December 10. The harbor is equipped with some of the most advanced cranes, lifts and carriers with the latest technology in loading, discharging and transshipping cargo quickly and safely. As many as 130 automated guided vehicles (AGVs) will be deployed at the port, the largest number of automatons installed in any container terminals worldwide.