Automated Ports See West Coast Dockworkers Clock More Hours

Automated Ports See West Coast Dockworkers Clock More Hours

Port of Long Beach (Bloomberg)—Employers at West Coast ports at the center of the U.S. supply-chain crisis released a study extolling the benefits of automation a week before the start of labor talks where the issue is set to feature.

Paid hours at the two automated terminals in the San Pedro Bay complex — which includes the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — have increased 31.5% since 2015. That’s more than twice the rate at the 11 non-automated terminals, according to the study led by University of California at Berkeley professor Michael Nacht published Monday.

Since 2019, automated terminals […]

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